Tianji Cai, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Statistics and quantitative research.
Cynthia M. Cready, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Long-term care of the elderly; racial/ethnic differentiation and inequality; education; marriage and family.
Nicole Dash, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida International University. Disasters; natural and technological hazards; social vulnerability and inequality.
Gabe Ignatow, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University. Globalization; social movements; cultural sociology; the sociology of morality.
Stanley R. Ingman, Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Medical sociology; aging and social gerontology.
Erma Jean Lawson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Medical sociology; marriage and the family.
Ami R. Moore, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Social demography; HIV/AIDS related issues; womenís health; gender and family; African immigrants in the U.S.
Michelle Poulin, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Boston University. Social demography; global sociology; theories of social interaction; research methods, including primary data collection.
Daniel G. Rodeheaver, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Sociopolitical ecology; environmental sociology; development and social change; criminology and criminal justice.
James H. Swan, Professor; Ph.D., Northwest University. Racial and ethnic relations; aging and social gerontology; disabilities.
Keith W. Turner, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Modeling provision of community-based services; integrating aging and disabilities resource systems; evaluation research.
David A. Williamson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Medical sociology; traditional medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa; developing societies; sociology of religion; applied theory.
George Yancey, Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Interracial romance; multiracial Christian churches; anti-Christian attitudes.
Dale E. Yeatts, Professor; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Formal organizations; gerontology with a focus on nurse aides and nursing home management; sustainable neighborhoods; Peopleís Republic of China focusing on village sustainability, nursing homes and the Chinese elderly; self-managed work teams.
Milan Zafirovski, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida International University. Sociological theory; economic sociology; comparative political sociology/economy; social stratification and change; sociology of culture.
The aim of the graduate Sociology programs at the University of North Texas is to develop independent thinkers who are capable of conducting quality, innovative research in a particular area of interest.
By pursuing a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Sociology, you learn to apply social science perspectives and tools to social problems thereby improving the quality of life. This equips you for a career in academia and/or applied sociology (also known as sociological practice or clinical sociology).
We offer flexible scheduling with many classes available in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate working professionals and other personal commitments. You can also work closely with faculty members in a wide variety of educational and research areas such as:
Our students often present their work at national and regional conferences and earn other recognitions for their research and teaching.
The admission process is a two-step process. First, you will need to be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School (see gradschool.unt.edu for admission requirements). Second, you will need to complete the sociology departmentís application process, which requires a statement of purpose and four completed recommendation forms or letters of recommendation.
Unconditional admission to the program requires:
If the GPA requirement is not met, conditional admission may be granted based on having either:
Additional course work may be required if you have fewer than 18 credit hours of sociology courses (or their equivalent).
This option is strongly encouraged if you plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology.
The graduate school will notify you about the admission decision to our program. We recommend completing the admission process by the last Monday in November in the year prior to the requested admission year to be eligible for all available financial assistance. Selected candidates will be invited to a retreat on the final weekend of January where they learn more about the program and meet some of the professors. Accepted applicants should consult with our Director of Graduate Studies for recommended courses before their first semester.
The primary forms of financial support are assistantships in the Department of Sociology, scholarships or financial aid. To be considered for assistantships, you should submit all required admission materials to our department and the Toulouse Graduate School by the last Monday in November of the year prior to the requested admission year. Assistantships are announced at the January informational retreat.