Master of Science in Sociology

Graduate Program


This degree is focused on foundation courses in sociological theory, research methods and statistics, and a set of electives consistent with a student's career goals. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, at least half of which are taken in Sociology. Successful defense of a research-based master's thesis is required for graduation.

Our concentrations are in Environment and Community, Demography, and Social Inequality. Students can expand their graduate training opportunities by taking courses outside the program in areas such as statistics, geography, or in the Climate Adaptation Science Graduate Training Program as minor specialization areas.

Real World Application

 Our students have gone on to become community planners, statisticians, analysts, monitoring and evaluation specialists, program directors, teachers, researchers, counselors, and professors. Recent graduates have secured jobs at New York City Department of Health, Utah and Idaho Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Colorado State University, Tennessee State University, Oregon State University, US Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, private industry, and numerous governmental agencies in Europe, South America, and Africa. 


Program Advisor

Erin Hofmann

Erin Hofmann

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


Phone: 435-797-9123
Office Location: Old Main 224J


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