Sociology, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
, KY,
ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study. ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

About

ESLI offers conditional admission to hundreds of degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  Scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying students.

The curriculum provides graduate students with intensive training in the practice of sociological research. In addition to required courses in Sociological Theory, Qualitative Methodology, Quantitative Methodology, and Social Statistics, students also participate in a one-credit-hour departmental colloquium which brings together new graduate students and faculty members each week to discuss common research interests and potential research collaborations.

This Sociology program is offered by Western Kentucky University.

Students also complete a "research-tool" course designed to improve their research and writing skills and may elect to complete a course that serves as a workshop for those wishing to teach Sociology at the community college or university level in the future.

Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • Social Statistics
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    34 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE scores;
  • transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended or
  • a letter of intent, in which the applicant can discuss his/her prior background and life experiences that could contribute to graduate coursework and research in sociology, personal reasons for pursuing graduate studies in sociology at Western Kentucky University, areas of interest in the discipline of sociology, one's viewpoint on the importance of sociology for the study of the social world, and future plans.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Housing: $3,750

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1,400 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The graduate assistantship program at WKU provides graduate students the opportunity to earn an excellent salary and fringe benefits while advancing their career. Assistantships are available for qualified applicants -- please read the graduate assistantship overview to learn about qualifications, how to apply, potential benefits, and more.

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