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MA Sociology

Sociology is a fascinating and very widely applicable field which teaches how to think about the way people create, maintain and are affected by social forces. The program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Critical thinking, problem-solving, written communication, oral communication and interpersonal skills are all cultivated by studying sociology. We are a department that is excited about the opportunities that sociology has for students and welcome you to explore the world through a sociological perspective. To provide opportunities for graduate sociology students to create a support network that reflects their unique needs and provide them with a voice within the sociology department.

About the program

The Sociology strives to develop a support network by fostering relationships with department faculty members from Portland State University, and providing mentorship to incoming sociology graduate cohorts and undergraduate students, while also providing a voice through organization and participation in sociology department activities and projects. Working to build professional skills and encouraging advanced participation in department activities for its members, the SGSO is dedicated to sustaining an open and inclusive environment for all sociology graduate students.


Courses Included

  • Social Research Strategies
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Sociolology
  • Professionalization Seminar
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Professionalization Seminar