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Master of Arts in Sociology - Discontinued

The MA program in Sociology at ISU has been discontinued. This page will remain open as a reference to current MA graduate students.

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, including 12 credits of required courses, at least 6 thesis credits and 15 graduate-level elective credits, and the completion of an original research thesis. The program can be completed fully online! 

For more information, contact Graduate Program Director, Dr. Morey Burnham at moreyburnham@isu.edu

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Admission to the MA Program

Program Director

Morey Burnham
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts Rm 125
Phone: (208) 282-3073