Our sociology graduate degree programs are devoted to the training of research scholars and educators in the discipline. We provide advanced training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods in the areas of gender and sexuality, immigration and globalization, medical sociology, race and ethnicity, and urban sociology. Take a look at our academic offerings, admissions process and FAQ for answers to any questions you have about sociology graduate degrees at Temple University.

Academic Offerings

The Department of Sociology offers three graduate programs:

Master of Arts in Sociology

The Master of Arts in Sociology provides advanced training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods. Students prepare for research careers, social services careers, and PhD programs.

Professional Science Master’s in Applied Sociology

The Professional Science Master’s in Applied Sociology provides advanced training in social research methods, including research design, research ethics, quantitative research, and qualitative research.

PhD in Sociology

The PhD in Sociology concentrates on a variety of subfields of sociology to prepare students for research and teaching in academic settings and for advanced work in applied research settings. The program allows students some flexibility in developing additional specialty areas. The main areas of doctoral research are race & ethnicity, gender & sexuality, urban sociology, medical sociology, globalization, and immigration.

Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology MA Dual Degree Program

The Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology MA Dual Degree Program provides advanced training in urban bioethics, community engagement, sociological theory, statistics and research methods. Students prepare for research careers, social services careers, public health careers, and PhD programs.

Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology PhD Dual Degree Program

The Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology PhD Dual Degree Program concentrates on public health, and medical sociology to prepare students for research and teaching in academic settings and for advanced work in applied research settings.

Admissions Process

Please follow the links above to learn more about the Sociology graduate program requirements, application checklist, dates and deadlines and instructions on how to apply.

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