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Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology or Rural Sociology

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology or Rural Sociology

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The graduate program in sociology provides award-winning education within three primary areas of research: 1) demographic change, crime, international migration, and economic development; 2) human dimensions of agriculture and natural resource management; and 3) race, gender, and class inequalities. Additionally, the department offers excellent training in classical and contemporary theory and a wide variety of advanced methods and data analysis. Graduate students in sociology develop the capability for original and creative research. Students engage in either independent or group research under the direction of faculty members. Preparation for the graduate degree is not confined to formal class work and activity on research projects. Students also work toward intellectual independence while developing an integrated grasp of the field. The M.S. degree provides advanced training for work in specialized public and private human service programs, undergraduate teaching, and applied research, work in the private sector, or preparation for continued education at the Ph.D. level. Students seeking the M.S. degree receive a broad background in sociology, encompassing the major research and theoretical concerns of the discipline.