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Applied Sociology

Program Description

The graduate program in Applied Sociology prepares students for careers in program development and evaluation, policy analysis, and research in the fields of health, aging, and diversity and gender. The program is open to students with all undergraduate majors and to both full-time and part-time students.

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Degrees Offered:

M.A.
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Social Dimensions of Health
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Social Research Methods

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Part-time & Full-time (All courses offered in the evening)

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Accelerated Program

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Degree-Seeking Application, including:
    • Residency Form
  • Goal Statement
  • Official Transcript, showing:
    • Conferral of Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Writing Sample
    • From coursework in sociology or a related discipline. Applicants can submit any course paper, thesis, or capstone project that best represents their skills in research and writing.
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: rolling admissions until further notice

International Application Deadlines: rolling admissions until further notice

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-3979 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Dena Smith, dtsmith@umbc.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Emily Byrne, 410-455-3365, ebyrne@umbc.edu 

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