The Master of Arts program in sociology at Idaho State University has been existance since 1979. The program prepares you for professional employment or pursuit of a Ph.D. in sociology or related fields. We emphasize sociological theory, research methods, and analytical skills. Students work closely with faculty on research and teaching.
Our master's degree is geared towards general sociology; however, our faculty represents some specialty areas such as medical sociology, criminology, religion, social psychology, theory, family sociology and environmental sociology.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY?
- BA or BS degree
- 5 core sociology undergraduate courses
- GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for the most recent 60 undergraduate credits
- GRE (waived if your GPA of 3.5 or higher)
- 3 letters of recommendation
You do not need to be a sociology major!
The program requirements consist of 33 credits, comprehensive exams, and the completion of a thesis. Visit this link to find out more about the Graduate Course Plan
Where have our students gone?
- Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Houston
- Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Southeast Idaho
- Assistant Professor of Sociology, BYU- Idaho
- Instructor in Sociology, Boise State University
- Instructor in Sociology, BYU-Idaho
- Assistant Dean of Students, BYU-Idaho
- Academic Counselor, Southern Oregon University
- Demography Ph.D. Student. U. Texas, San Antonio
- Sociology Ph.D. Student, Utah State University
- Sociology Ph.D. student, University of Oregon
- Sociology Ph.D. student, University of Missouri
- Ph.D. student, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
- Director, Market Research Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Statistician Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau
- Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Agency
- Senior Research Analyst, Idaho State Patrol
- Executive Director, Help Inc.
- Alcohol Rehab Counselor, Pocatello
- Performance Analyst, Work Force Adjustment Board, San Diego, California
- Research Director, Private Research Institute, Ogden, Utah
For more information, contact Dr. Gesine Hearn at email@example.com.
Graduate Program Director
Gesine K. Hearn, PhD
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 306
Phone: (208) 282-4947