MA in Applied Sociology

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The master's degree in applied sociology is a practical program of studies for individuals in the private and public sectors who want to fast forward their careers. The program was developed with input from administrators from corporate and nonprofit settings who do the hiring and promoting. The program fosters qualities and skills that employers seek in master's degree students, especially an understanding of diverse cultures and intercultural communication with an ability to utilize data analysis to conduct assessments and program evaluations.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a preferred, but not required, background in a social science.

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.

  • Minimum verbal score of 150 on the GRE or minimum score of 388 on the MAT.

  • Two letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications.

  • 500-word statement of intent in which the applicant provides background information and explains why he or she decided to pursue a degree and/or career in applied sociology.

Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Contact Us

Professor Sheetal Ranjan
Program Director, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
ranjans@wpunj.edu
973-720-3568

Department of Sociology
gradsoc@wpunj.edu
973-720-3568