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Master of Arts in Sociology

The Sociology 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 - Thesis Option & Non-Thesis Option.  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.

Program Highlights


Rigorous Training...

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.

Graduate Achievement...

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.

If you have any questions about our MA program, please contact the Sociology Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Kari Alexander
Phone:  303-315-2137
Office:  Lawrence Street Center, 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 420H