Applied Sociology, BA/MA
- Students are interested in social service or research-related careers in health care, criminal justice, substance abuse, public affairs and urban planning, business, law, or education.
- Students who wish to develop skills for research-related careers in those areas or pursue further graduate education.
- A student who wishes to gain a graduate degree in less time than it would take to get separate bachelors and master's degrees.
Application Processing Time in Days: 10
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
- 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
BA/MA Admission Information
- GPA minimum: 3.2
- No GRE is required
- Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a 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.
- 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.
- 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.
At the time of enrollment, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent.
- Some programs require official GRE or GMAT test scores. Please review the program requirements to confirm.
- Applicants who completed undergraduate coursework outside of the United States may be required to submit English proficiency test results, even if they are permanent residents or citizens of the U.S.
- UMass Boston’s institution code is 3924. We can only accept official score reports sent electronically or in hardcopy directly from the testing agency.
- In accordance with Massachusetts state law, Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions policy permits residents of Massachusetts who have been diagnosed as developmentally disabled (including those with specific language disabilities, such as dyslexia, but not including those whose sole disability is blindness) to request a waiver of the requirement to submit GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores. To qualify for a waiver, an applicant must submit documentation of their disability. Some graduate programs require an alternative mode of assessment (e.g., a writing sample) in lieu of the standardized test score. For information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: 100 USD
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