The sociology department at Wichita State offers courses of study leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree with options for thesis and non-thesis programs. Our program offers a structured two-year series of courses that provide a strong foundation in sociological theory and research methods.

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Preparation for Diverse Careers

WSU's sociology department emphasizes a social justice perspective, and students develop insights about the effects of social structures on individual lives and communities. For example, faculty research focuses on issues such as teen dating violence, sexual minority well-being, runaway youth, gentrification, educational policy, and caregiving in later life. Programs prepare students for employment in a number of different fields: graduates work in a number of different research positions and non-profit agencies, and many have gone on to competitive PhD programs across the nation.