Applied Sociology, MA

The MA Program in Applied Sociology is designed to help students understand the social forces that shape their world with practical training in research methods, statistics, and evaluation research. The program's applied focus integrates research approaches and course work that emphasizes a wide range of faculty specializations.  

Applied MA Requirement Overview: 

Set in the vibrant city of Boston, students will find a community of scholars here at UMass Boston and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and each other studying the current sociological issues of our time. Graduate students regularly present at conferences, publish in academic journals and participate in grant funded research.  

Our graduates are researchers, managers, instructors, policy analysts, and service providers in health care, social service and criminal justice agencies, and in corporate departments throughout the area and the country. Many have continued their advanced studies in PhD programs.

To discuss your options, email Professor Andrea Leverentz at for a phone or in-person appointment.