Academic Catalog


Master of Arts Applied Sociology (MA)

Ingrid Whitaker, Graduate Program Director

This program has been recommended for closure to the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia.  Pending their approval and SACSCOC approval, all degrees for the program must be earned by August 2025.  New students will not be able to enter the program after August 28, 2020.

The Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology emphasized research skills necessary in many professions. The M.A. degree  served as professional training for students seeking employment in federal, state and local government agencies or in private-sector organizations. In addition, the M.A. program provided excellent training in the fundamentals of sociology for students who wished to pursue a Ph.D. in the social sciences.