Graduate Program

Over 25 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in the Sociology graduate program at Florida Atlantic University. Our MA program has two options: generalist and specialist. Both can serve as the basis for a wide array of professional careers in the public and private sector as well as doctoral study in sociology and related disciplines. The generalist option is seminar-based and provides students with the opportunity to take up to twelve seminars in which they study, research and write about a broad range of sociological subfields and research questions. The specialist (thesis) option appeals to the student interested in supplementing seminar work with an independent research project completed over several terms and under the direct mentorship of a faculty member.

The graduate curriculum includes foundational courses in classic and contemporary social theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, core courses in social inequalities, and global sociology. We have 12 full-time faculty members and 25 full-time and part-time graduate students. The faculty in our department are scholar-educators who are highly committed to teaching and research excellence.

We encourage you to visit us and discover first hand the variety our unique program offers. Your questions, concerns, and feedback are most welcome. Please contact us at 561-297-3270 or

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The FAU sociology department is very proud of our former MA students who have advanced into a wide range of successful careers after graduating from our Masters Degree program.