The Master of Arts
program helps students develop their theoretical perspectives and research skills. It provides solid basic training in honing research skills for the public and private sectors. It also provides a strong foundation in sociological training for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree in sociology. Students can choose to take the program on a part-time or full-time basis.
The Doctor of Philosophy
program prepares students for careers in teaching and research. The program trains students to conduct theoretically informed and methodologically sophisticated state-of-the-art sociological research. Graduates will be able to conduct independent research and to communicate their research in a variety of contexts. Therefore, the program is designed to provide both a broad knowledge of the discipline and training in basic research.
Students are expected to acquire autonomy in conducting research, preparing scholarly publications, and participating in professional conferences. These objectives are achieved through a combination of coursework, participation in seminars, preparation of comprehensive examinations, paid work as research and teaching assistants, preparing papers for conference presentation, and supervised dissertation research.
Sociology - MA, PhD