The MA degree is fueled by one-on-one teamwork with a faculty member. Combined with a set of core courses in upper level sociology, graduate students create a project or thesis based on original research.
Two plans of study are available for students. Both options require a minimum of 36 hours. A thesis is required for the thesis option, and a project and internship are required for the non-thesis option.
Our Program Highlights:
Our MA program provides rigorous training in theory and methods.
Departmental specialization areas are Sociology of the Family and Crime
and Deviance. Students can choose from an MA thesis track or a project track.
Small is Good!
Yes, we’re small, but the intimate size of our department ensures
that our graduate students receive personalized and attentive advising
throughout their graduate careers.
An Urban Environment
Situated in the heart of downtown Denver, the University of
Colorado Denver is the stimulating intellectual center of the city.
Sociology MA recipients have gone on to pursue academic careers in
major Ph.D. programs at Arizona State University, North Carolina State University,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University
of California, Riverside. Others have successfully
landed jobs in both the private and public sectors