Graduate Program

Sociology, MA

A Master of Arts in Sociology equips you to be a skilled social analyst and researcher. A society that is awash in information and opinions based on low-quality data is in need of socially relevant research of the highest caliber. Working closely with research-active faculty, you will take intensive discussion seminars on sociological theory and selected specialty areas such as Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Immigration, and Social Movements. You will also receive hands-on training in research methods, including two semesters of quantitative data analysis.

Admission Requirements

For requirements for regular admission, please see the ECU Graduate Catalog.

Important Change for New Applicants: No standardized tests are required (GRE, MAT). A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 is a basic ECU Graduate School requirement.


MA Curriculum

Students have the option to write a thesis, complete a research or teaching practicum, or do extended coursework. For more information about course requirements, please see the ECU Graduate Catalog.

How to Apply

Interested in applying? You can start your application through this link to the ECU Graduate School: Apply Today!

The department’s Graduate Handbook (PDF) provides further information about the program. If you would like additional information, please contact the Graduate Program┬áDirector, Dr. Colin Campbell.