Sociology

Sociology M.A. Program

Prospective students should use website below to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School:

http://www.uab.edu/cas/sociology/graduate-programs/online-professional-ma/online-ma-admissions

The Department of Sociology offers two plans (Plan I and Plan II) for the M.A. Degree

Master of Arts in Sociology 

The online Applied Sociology M.A. degree (Plan II) provides strong disciplinary training, along with professional and research experience, to prepare students for careers in business, non-profits, government agencies and the continued professional development of teaching careers.  This degree cannot be used as a step toward obtaining a PhD in Medical Sociology.  To be admitted in good standing, candidates must meet all Graduate School admission requirements.  Receipt of a grade of C or F in two or more required courses will result in termination from the online MA program in Applied Sociology.

Students deciding to move into the Medical Sociology Ph.D. Program will need to meet the core requirements from Plan I (refer to Medical Sociology PhD requirements.)

RequirementsHours
SOC 713Intro to Applied Sociology Research Methods3
or SOC 714 Survey Research Methods
SOC 723Applied Sociological Theory3
SOC 726Applied Sociology3
SOC 727Applied Social Psychology3
SOC 776Capstone Project6
Electives (12 hours):12
SOC 620Public Sociology3
SOC 711Qualitative Methods3
SOC 714Survey Research Methods3
SOC 715Program Evaluation3
SOC 718Social Capital and Social Networks3
SOC 728Teaching Sociology3
SOC 729Consumer Culture3
SOC 730Sociology of Education3
SOC 737Practicum in Innovation, Creativity, and Applied Sociology3
SOC 740Deviant Behavior3
SOC 745Sociological Practice3
SOC 783Health Care Delivery Systems3
SOC 786Health Disparities3
SOC 789Patient Care Relations/Ethics3
SOC 792Seminar in Substantive Sociological Areas1-3
SOC 794Special Topics3
Total Hours76-78