What Our Sociology Graduate Students Are Saying

"This program has been everything I've expected it to be. The faculty are all beyond knowledgeable, and want to help propel our careers to the next level." Bernardo Almonte

"The Masters in Sociology program is very well designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The professors are very knowledgable and very helpful. I have enjoyed all of my classes and I believe this degree will help me further my career. Nazli Askin

"This is a very welcoming program. The students and faculty are interested in your work and working with you. If you fall behind in your work, others will help you catch up." Cameron Blake

"As a nontraditional student returning to obtain my master's degree, i found Dr. Parrilo and the WPU sociology staff incredibly helpful, going above and beyond with their professionalism and commitment to excllence. I am proud to be a part of the program and would not hesitate to recommend it to others." Sharvez Brown

"Entering the program as a business/marketing professional, I highly enjoy how I relate sociology and the topics studied with the real world.There are so many different personalities in the program, oth students and professors, bring unique thoughts and perspectives to the studies that really have influenced me as an individual and as a professional." Darienn Bumbaco

"I love the faculty in the program. Every professor has each student's best interests in mind. Also, each faculty member is an expert in the field. They're not just book smart; they also have the experience to back it up." Joseph Couzo

"I feel that William Paterson University is a very good school, and the M.A. Applied Sociology program is great. The faculty is very helpful in and out the classroom, and the current students are a great motivation and are willing to help each other. My experiences with the Sociology Department here are priceless. I was never much into my education until I transferred into WPU from Delaware State University and fell in love with education which has led me to continue my education here at the graduate level." ~ William Daves

"I feel that William Paterson University’s graduate sociology program will give me the tools I need to accomplish the things I want in my career interest. The Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Research Skills within that program opens many opportunities for a career in research." Oswald David

"After 11 years of post-undergraduate studies, I have decided to return to college for my Master's degree.  The faculty at WPU have assisted me in this transition. as well as challenged me to research above and beyond the required curriculum.  The Graduate Director, Dr. Vincent Parrillo, is very accessible and generous in his efforts and time spent with students.  Furthermore, I have met and exchanged ideas with some wonderful classmates.” Renee Salage Durkin

"The advisor and professors are excellent! Professors are helpful and understanding of the fact that most of us work full time." Eve Estrict

"At first I was nervous about the whole process of Grad School.  However, Professor Parrillo made the experience painless.  I’m currently enrolled in two classes and the workload is achievable for a person who works full-time and has a family.  I’m excited about becoming an expert in research and be able to discover and implement new ideas." Catherine Eyzaguirre

"Being a part of the accelerated 5-year program (BA/MA) has been a wonderful opportunity. The opportunity to start graduate courses while completing my BA will allow me to continue my education with great ease. I am not sure I would have been able to pursue a graduate degree any other way.  All of the professors have been beyond helpful and I look forward to learning more from them throughout my coursework.  ~ Kathryn Greene

"The fact that this program offers business-geared courses is a great opportunity for those who either do not wish to pursue and MBA or those who wish to pursue sociology in a different capacity." Sheri Israel-Duarte

"I have been out of school for many years and the transition to go back for my master's degree was smooth and painless. The faculty and students are friendly, warm, and welcoming. The faculty is very easy to talk to, and they want to see you succeed. They want you to accomplish your aspirations and goals as much as you do. When you leave William Paterson University, you will leave with lifelong friends, networks, and mentors." Lauren Kuchar

"The professors are more than willing to mentor and help you along the journey, making this entire experience so much more worthwhile. Andre McCrimmon

"I was not sure of where I wanted to go after completing my B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology. The Master's program has given me the opportunity to utilize the knowledge I have acquired throughout my college career so far. The staff and students in the program are very helpful and caring." Patrick McGaha

"I am extremely proud to be in the accelerated applied sociology program. It is allowing me to confidently get a head start at pursuing my career aspirations, whilst interacting and networking with professionals and students who make the program worthwhile! This program does indeed provide a competitive edge is allowing us to fast forward our careers. I am grateful for this opportunity! Brittney Bennett-Mickens

"WPU's graduate classes are intense, yet extremely informative and personal.  The professors are clearly experts in their fields and will go out of their way to help strengthen their students' skills.  What I like about WPU professors is that their doors are always open and you always feel welcome." Meredith Peters

"This program is getting me ready for the real world. Classes such as GIS Mapping and Applied Quantitative Methods are helping me attain valuable skill sets. The students in this program are very close knit and helpful. They are excellent classmates." Kaity Rodriguez

"The program is great! Excellent communication between staff and students. Classes are very informative and engaging. Jose Santana

"The Applied Sociology is a great master's program that I believe can help you achieve many different career goals, and it can definitely help you to learn more about the society that we live in.  The professors are clearly passionate about the things that they teach.  I am enjoyinging learning more about people and about the different ways to do research and analyze information." Diana Sensale

"Very impressed with GIS course. It is very much time-consuming and addictive, but on the other hand, it trains your brain in so many ways. It makes you more creative, enhances your design skills and builds your confidence in decision-making. you can basically translate any given information of interest into a map. How cool is that!" Salome Sigua

“I just started the accelerated program as an undergrad student and will graduate with my bachelor’s in May of 2019, but I like it so far. The two classes I am taking are very interesting and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the program has in store for me.” Stephanie Simoes

"The Applied Sociology graduate program is most appealing because it allows me to have the flexibility to pursue my goals both professionally and personally.  I will be able to build on the skills I currently have and utilize them in either the corporate setting or the private sector.  This program has endless possibilities for me and for my future!"  Kara Simpson

“I was a little bit nervous about going back to school but my classmates made me feel so comfortable and that helped to reassure me that I could do it. Balancing a full time job and school at the same time has been a challenge but it is nice to know that my classmates are in the same boat with me. The program itself is interesting and I’m just finishing up my first class. I’m glad I chose Applied Sociology as my major.” Christina Vella