Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology

M.A. in Applied Social Research

Enrolling first class in Fall of 2019

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Contact the Department

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology
Rhodes Tower, Room 1721
Phone 216.687.4517

To apply, submit:

  • CSU Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two references
  • A personal statement explaining why you want this degree
  • GRE scores

Application deadline to be considered for financial aid: March 1, 2019

The Program

18-month degree, 10 courses, 33 credits

3 semesters and 1 summer if enrolled full-time (9 credit hours/semester)

Part-time option (6 credits/semester) also available

Graduate Assistantships awarded through competitive process; include full tuition scholarship and stipend for 10 hours/week of work; also possible tuition scholarships w/o stipend (TBD after discussion w/ Graduate Studies

Core courses (18 hours): 
  • SOC 640: Social Theory and Application
  • SOC 650: Applied and Evaluation Research Methods
  • SOC 651: Social Statistics I
  • SOC 652: Social Statistics II

And either

  • SOC 695:  Master’s Research Practicum
  • SOC 690: Master’s Research Internship
Electives and Tool Skills (15 hours):

Two 500-level elective Seminars within the CAS dept.

Three Tool Skill courses chosen from relevant graduate offerings in other CSU graduate programs.

Actual job titles and work sites for which this degree makes you eligible:
  • Independent research and consulting firms (human services, health care, criminal justice, environment, etc.)
  • Universities and academic research centers
  • Departments of Probation and the courts
  • Hospitals and Health care systems
  • Public Health departments
  • Nonprofit human services organizations
  • National research organizations (RAND, Battelle, Mathematica, Abt, NORC, Gallup, etc.)
  • Private companies (insurance, environmental resource management, safety products, etc.

Typical Program for a Full-Time Student

  Course # Course Title Hrs
Semester 1 SOC 640
SOC 651
SOC 5--/Other Dept.
Social Theory and Application
Social Statistics I
Seminar or Tool Skill
Semester 2 SOC 650
SOC 652
SOC 5--/Other Dept.
Applied and Evaluation Research Methods
Social Statistics II
Seminar or Tool Skill
Summer SOC 695/ 690 Master’s Research Practicum or
Master’s Research Internship
Semester 3 SOC 5--/Other Dept.
SOC 5--/Other Dept.
SOC 5--/Other Dept.
Seminar or Tool Skill
Seminar or Tool Skill
Seminar or Tool Skill
TOTAL   10 Courses 33