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Master in Sociology

What can you do with a master’s in sociology?


As a graduate with a master’s degree, you’ll be equipped to compete for managerial, research and supervisory roles in many fields. You’ll develop research skills, analytical talents and social science aptitude skills transferable to many professional roles.

The context in which graduates use these capabilities can differ. For example, a human resources professional at a for-profit business and a nonprofit leader will have varying tasks and objectives. Since this degree lends itself to so many fields and opportunities, choosing the path you want to follow is important for targeted learning and positive outcomes.

Potential employment growth areas related to sociology include:

  • Counseling and support for incarcerated and released individuals from prison.

  • Health services and research, stemming in part from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Human services related to elder care, due to the aging population.