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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston , Massachusetts ,United States

Applied Sociology, MA

The MA Program in Applied Sociology is designed to help students understand the social forces that shape their world with practical training in research methods, statistics, and evaluation research. The program's applied focus integrates research approaches and course work that emphasizes a wide range of faculty specializations.  

 

Intakes

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements:

  • BA/BS in sociology, 3.0 GPA minimum.
  • If not a sociology major, at least 18 credits in undergraduate sociology or another social science field (i.e. psychology, anthropology) related to program objectives. 
  • Successful completion of undergraduate coursework in sociological theory (in addition to Intro to Sociology), research methodology, and statistics. Admitted students lacking any of these courses will be required to complete courses no later than the end of the second semester in the program.
  • A personal statement [1,200 words] on academic and career interests in applied sociology, including the applicant's desired area of specialization. 
  • An academic writing sample from a course in sociology or a related field. 
  •  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores within past 5 years.*
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be faculty member) from individuals acquainted with the applicant's interests who are qualified to evaluate one's potential for sustained graduate study in applied sociology. 
  • International Students:  Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).