The sociology master's program at Illinois State helps you take the extra step to make the world better.
The sociology field is broad and our program reflects that. We'll give you a solid foundation in data analysis and research methods to prepare you to work in a data-driven society. From there, what you study is up to you. You can choose to focus on areas of sociology that engage you and meet your goals.
We offer lots of opportunities for you to take a deep dive into your passion. In addition to a thesis, you can work one-on-one with faculty on research projects that make positive impacts in communities around the world.
The Sociology master’s program also offers a distinctive program for those interested in applied community development experiences. The Applied Community and Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program at the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development enables those who are passionate about social change through service to take their careers to the next level. The Stevenson Center ACED Fellows Program provides AmeriCorps Education Award premium match.
Sociology at Illinois State offers you all the support you need. Our classes are small and you'll have plenty of individualized attention. Plus, our faculty and staff will be with you from start to finish.
Once you finish our program, you'll have a solid skill set in research, writing, critical thinking, and communication. You'll be well prepared to pursue a Ph.D. or embark on a rewarding career.