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Deepen Your Understanding of Society

Better understand the world around you by exploring human behavior and social interactions. Our 100% online master’s degree in sociology offers a quality learning experience for the curious mind, while remaining flexible for working professionals. While here, you’ll gain the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed to navigate and thrive in a global society. Our diverse faculty offer a range of specialties including race and ethnicity, gender studies, marriage and family, demography. deviant behavior and global studies. Your journey at A&M-Commerce is just around the corner. Take the first step by submitting your application today!

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

non-thesis only

Sociology MS :: Big Easy Links

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Sociology (MS) :: 1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Sociology

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Sociology (MS) :: Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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Sociology (MS) :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

what you will learn

A master’s degree in sociology will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Take courses that interest you from the comfort of your home
  • Advance your knowledge of sociological principles and theories
  • Receive a solid foundation in research methodology and data analysis
  • Engage with like-minded students and faculty
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Sociology (MS) :: Careers

Careers

Earning your master’s degree in sociology from A&M-Commerce prepares you for a wide variety of professions. Our graduates have landed careers in higher education, probation/parole, marketing, management, the non-profit sector, veterinary medicine administration and more. Our program also prepares students for further graduate work.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Sociologist
$83,420
Professor of Sociology
$87,290
School and Career Counselor
$57,040

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Sociology (MS) :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Sociology (MS) :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students, our master’s degree is offered fully online. It’s as simple as creating a schedule that works for you. Experience engaging courses and lively discussions with Brightspace, a convenient online learning platform.

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Sociology (MS) :: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

A&M-Commerce proudly hosts the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honors Society and the Sociology and Criminal Justice Society (SACS). Both organizations are designed to advance scholarship, foster integrity and professionalism, and promote the growth of its members. Joining a student organization opens doors to networking, presenting at conferences and more.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Sociology (MS) :: Domestic Admission

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Become a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “Target university.”

  • Select “Sociology, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • Within two business days of your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
  • We recommend that you send transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copied may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3001

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copied may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3001

Writing Sample

Submit an academic piece on any topic that demonstrates your ability to write at a graduate level (no more than 10 pages).

Statement of Purpose

Answer these prompts in 500-1000 words using ASA/Chicago Style:

  • Why do you want to study that particular area? “I am interested in these types of theories because…”
  • What do you hope this degree leads to?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • Why are you a good fit for our university?

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

Note: The GRE has been waived for spring 2021.

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA,
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s degree or
  • completed master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admissions decision has been made you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA, financial aid through the state and federal governments, during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Sociology (MS) :: International Admission

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Become a Lion

As an international student you can enroll and complete the program online from your home country. An I-20 can not be granted for this program because it is 100% online.

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “Target university.”

  • Select “Sociology, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • Within two business days of your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
  • We recommend that you send transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copied may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact Dayla.[email protected] for more information.

Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copied may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Writing Sample

Submit an academic piece on any topic that demonstrates your ability to write at a graduate level (no more than 10 pages).

Statement of Purpose

Answer these prompts in 500-1000 words using ASA/Chicago Style:

  • Why do you want to study that particular area? “I am interested in these types of questions/theories…”
  • What do you hope this degree leads to? What are your goals? Short term education goals, long term career goals.
  • Why are you a good fit for our university?

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

GRE Scores

Note: The GRE has been waived for spring 2021.

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA,
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s degree or
  • completed master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admissions decision has been made you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Funding

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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