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Idaho State University

M.A. Program in Sociology

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The MA program in Sociology at ISU was formally established in 1977. It is the only graduate program in Sociology in Idaho. The program offers a comprehensive MA-level curriculum. The required course offerings are comparable to those that would be found in any comparable MA program in Sociology. The curriculum requires 33 credits, comprehensive exams, and a thesis. Faculty offers expertise in criminology, environmental sociology, medical sociology, religion, social diversity, sexuality, gender studies, leisure and deviance, family sociology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, gerontology, community, social theory, media sociology, sociology of sport, and social psychology. Students work closely with faculty on research and teaching.

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.

For more information, contact program director Dr. Gesine Hearn at


Sociology, Social Work and Criminology

921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8114
Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-2170
(208) 282-3377 (social work)

We are located in the Kegel Liberal Arts Building #4 on the third floor