New Mexico State University

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Sociology degree offered by New Mexico State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to build upon its students’ solid foundation in in the liberal arts and the specific skills and knowledge needed to enter into the career world in fields like education, government, non profit organizations, environmental, and health. An aim of this program is to help students learn sociological concepts and skills in order to apply them directly to a career in business or industry.

The primary focus of this program is learning the practical business related uses of the study of sociology. This program covers concepts like social factors, race, ethnicity, education, and social class that can affect various variables in a professional setting like workplace productivity, organizational effectiveness, dynamics, and environmental policy. This program offers students advanced training in research design and interpretation, managing diversity, organizational analysis, program evaluation, and the assessment and management of social change. 

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      100% Online
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      Distance Education Fee per Credit: $35

      Non-Resident Students enrolling in 6 or less credits will be assessed resident tuition rates.

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    Three letters of reference from persons familiar with your academic record. Department Application. Statement of intent addressing your career interests and graduate school objectives. A bachelors degree.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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