Top schools offering the Master in Sociology degree programs:

Northern Illinois University
- It offers the Master of Arts in Sociology degree which can be earned by the successful completion of either a thesis or a non-thesis option in the program.
- Graduate courses are classified into six fields: theory, research methods and statistics, social organization and institutions, social psychology, sociology of health and aging, and criminology.
- The University is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the category of Research Universities (high research activity).

University of Missouri-Kansas City
- It offers the Master of Arts in Sociology degree. Students may elect to complete their program either through the thesis option, or the comprehensive examination option.

University of Colorado Denver
- It offers the MA in Sociology program. Application to the M.A. program is open to all students holding a B.A., B.S. or higher degree in any field.

Ball State University
- The Master of Arts in Sociology program is designed to prepare students for professional employment or for further education in PhD programs in sociology.
- Most students complete the degree in two years.

The University of Sydney (Australia)
- It offers the Master of Arts (Sociology) degree. The program is normally completed in 1 year of full time study or 2 - 4 years part time.
- Applicants need to have a Bachelor degree with a major in Sociology or Social Policy or equivalent.
- The University of Sydney attracts some of the very best students in Australia. It has strong international reputation for outstanding teaching and research excellence.

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