Why get a master’s degree in sociology?
The M.A. program in sociology will provide foundational training in critical thinking and research and a deeper understanding of the social causes and consequences of human behavior. You’ll build skills in data analysis, research design and sociological theory, and engage in research on topics such as environment and social change, gender, race and inequality, family, social demography, and stress and mental health. Our master’s program culminates in an original research thesis project, and these analytical and research skills will prepare you for a wide range of careers in research, education, health and human services, law, business, public policy and government.
Why choose UNH for your sociology degree?
At UNH, you’ll be supported by world-class faculty and outstanding facilities as you advance toward a career or doctoral studies. The Crimes against Children Research Center and Prevention Innovations Research Center provide high-quality research and statistics to the public, policymakers, community organizations, law enforcement personnel and child-welfare practitioners. The Carsey School of Public Policy is a resource for research, leadership development and engaged scholarship. UNH’s location near urban and rural communities will give you a variety of research options.
Potential career areas
- Conflict resolution
- Juvenile court
- Nonprofit organizations
- Public policy
- Social work