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 613Intro to Applied Sociology Research Methods3
SOC 623Applied Sociological Theory 3
SOC 626Applied Sociology3
SOC 627Applied Social Psychology 3
SOC 676Capstone Project 6
Electives (12 hours):12
Teaching Sociology
Public Sociology
Practicum in Innovation, Creativity, and Applied Sociology
Sociological Practice
Qualitative Methods
Survey Research Methods
Program Evaluation
Social Capital and Social Networks
Consumer Culture
Sociology of Education
Deviant Behavior
Health Care Delivery Systems
Health Disparities
Patient Care Relations/Ethics
Seminar in Substantive Sociological Areas
Special Topics
Total Hours30