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Master of Arts in Sociology

Master of Arts in Sociology

Michigan State University

Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
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The MSU graduate sociology program seeks to develop professionals who will be creative researchers, teachers, and practitioners in knowledge production. The department has five areas of concentration and a number of specialties: Community and Urban - Areas of study include community development, decline and environmental justice; community health; creative communities and fostering creativity; urban and regional economic and transportation networks; expressive cultural behaviors of U.S. African American communities; international development and community change; international urban transformations; social stratification and race in communities; gangs, violence, criminal justice in urban communities; urban food systems and food security. Environment: Areas of study include food and energy production; land use; our interactions with other species; climate change, pollution, and changes in ecosystem structure and function; and human environment intersections. Family: Areas of study include cultural production and maintenance among minority families; domestic violence; family formation and dissolution; gender; health and aging; impact of social change on the family structure, dynamics, and effectiveness; intergenerational transfer; inter sectionality and social inequality; LGBT families; marriage and cohabitation; divorce and widowhood; migration and family; religion and family; work-family conflict. Health and Medicine: Areas of study include the social context of health, illness, and health care, with a central focus on health disparities by race/ethnicity, social class, gender, and marital status; political, economic, and environmental circumstances that threaten health; and societal forces that impact the health care system. Migration: Areas of study include the African diaspora; the demography of migration; development and migration; the environment and migration; gender and migration; health and migration; migrant ethnic entrepreneurship, communities, and conflict; migrant integration; migration, race, and refugees; migration research methods.
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