Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology

M.A. in Applied Social Research

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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
Email: cas@csuohio.edu

To apply, submit:

FOR SPRING 2022 ONLY
Students are only required to submit an unofficial transcript and one recommendation letter.
Waived:
    •    Application fee
    •    GRE scores
    •    One recommendation letter
The application deadline to be considered for financial aid is April 1 of each year; applications received after that date may be considered for funding if it becomes available. Applicants not needing funding will be considered on a rolling basis until July 31
  • CSU Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended 
  • Two recommendation letters
  • A personal statement (~3-4 pages) of your personal career goals and why you would like to obtain an MA in Applied Social Research.

The Program

  • 18-month degree, 10 courses, 33 credits
  • 3 semesters and 1 summer if enrolled full-time (9 credit hours/semester)
  • Students may also take 6 credits/semester and remain full-time, but will take 24 months to complete the program.
    • Students who take fewer than 9.0 credits per year (not per semester) will be considered part-time and not eligible for graduate assistantships.
  • Graduate Assistantships are awarded through a competitive process. Such assistantships include a stipend for up to 10 hours/week of work for the department.  Such departmental work may include assisting faculty with grading, proctoring exams, holding office hours, assisting faculty with research such as data entry or transcription, or providing needed support for the department such as tutoring. All applicants whose files are complete by the deadline will be automatically considered for such assistantships.
Core courses (18 hours): 
  • SOC 540
  • SOC 550
  • SOC 551
  • SOC 552

And either

  • SOC 695:  Master’s Research Practicum
    Or
  • 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 (9.0 credit hours/semester)

  Course # Course Title Hrs
Semester 1 SOC 551
SOC 550
Elective
Social Statistics I
Applied and Evaluation Research Methods
Graduate Seminar or Tool Skill
3
3
3
Semester 2 SOC 540
SOC 652
Elective
Social Theory and Application
Social Statistics II
Graduate Seminar or Tool Skill
3
3
3
Summer Elective
Elective
Tool Skill
Tool Skill
6
Semester 3 SOC 695/ 690
Elective
Master’s Research Practicum I or Master’s Research Internship
Graduate Seminar or Tool Skill
6
3
TOTAL   10 Courses 33