Sociology (M.A.) | Graduate
We seek to understand the social world to transform it. With its focus on the study of race, inequality, and the Black experience, the graduate program in Sociology is committed to preparing students for careers and lives in service to their communities. We do this by providing students with the theoretical, methodological, and substantive training needed to critically analyze conditions of oppression, exploitation, and injustice to overcome them.
The M.A. in Sociology at Howard's Graduate School prepares students for careers in applied social science research and policy, social services, government, and private industry or to pursue further graduate study at the doctoral level. Our program is theoretically, empirically, and analytically rigorous. As an M.A. in Sociology student, you will learn to integrate sociological theory with quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches to conduct policy-relevant research and hone your ability to present your research results to multiple audiences. You may take courses across interdisciplinary programs in African studies, economics, history, political science, psychology, and other areas. As a student in Washington, D.C., you will have access to a vast network of top government agencies, NGOs, and research institutions. In addition, you will join a collaborative, supportive community of faculty, staff, and peers committed to your professional development. Department colloquia and seminars allow you to share your early-stage research and learn about new methodological approaches in the field. Our graduate faculty are widely published, with a broad range of expertise in Africana/black feminist theory and intersectionality, social determinants of health, environmental racism, reproductive and sexual health injustice, transnational, global, and postcolonial sociology, coloniality and resistance in the Global South, and penal confinement and economic systems, among other areas.
❱ 33 credit hours
❱ On-campus format
❱ Degree: M.A.
Spring 2024 entry:
❱ No spring entry
Fall 2024 entry:
❱ Dec. 1, 2023 (priority deadline)
❱ Jan. 15, 2024 (final deadline)
Applicants should submit their applications as early as possible. Applicants have until the final deadline to apply. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle.