Graduate Programs

Doctoral student Valarie J. Bell edits the national sociological newsletter 'In Critical Solidarity'.
Doctoral student Valarie J. Bell edits the national sociological newsletter 'In Critical Solidarity'.

Our graduate programs provide sociological training primarily for nontraditional, female, minority, and underprivileged students, though students from all backgrounds are welcomed. We offer a Master of Arts (MA) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in sociology, along with Certificates in Diversity and Social Science Research Methods

Students in our graduate programs benefit from:

  • Rolling admissions every semester, including summer.
  • Evening (6-8:50 p.m.) and late afternoon (2:30-5:20 p.m.) classes.
  • Online and hybrid classes.
  • Rigorous but accommodating curricula.
  • Flexible field exams.
  • Graduate assistantship opportunities.

We prepare graduates for rewarding careers as professors in colleges and universities as well as researchers and practitioners for businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations.