Cynthia M. Cready, Associate Professor and Sociology Graduate Program Director; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Quantitative methods; long-term care of the aged; inequality; migration; marriage and family.
Nicole Dash, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Ph.D., Florida International University. Disasters; natural and technological hazards; social vulnerability and inequality.
Gabe Ignatow, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University. Globalization; cultural sociology; theory; new media; history of sociology.
Erma Jean Lawson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Medical sociology; health and illness; qualitative research methods.
Ami R. Moore, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Social demography; HIV/AIDS related issues; family; African immigrants in the U.S.
Daniel G. Rodeheaver, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Sociopolitical ecology; environmental sociology; development and social change; developing societies; criminology and criminal justice; terrorism.
Michael F. Thompson, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Economic sociology; labor and employment; income inequality; sociology of business.
David A. Williamson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Medical sociology; traditional medicine in Sub- Saharan Africa; developing societies.
George Yancey, Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Interracial unions; multiracial Christian churches; race relations; religion; sociology of knowledge; sociology of science.
Dale E. Yeatts, Professor; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Sustainable community development; social gerontology; selfmanaged work teams.
Milan Zafirovski, Professor; Ph.D., Florida International University. Economic sociology; political sociology; social stratification and change; terrorism.
Stanley R. Ingman, Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Gerontology; sociology of health; health care services for the aged.
James H. Swan, Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Racial and ethnic relations; aging and social gerontology; disabilities.
The aim of the graduate Sociology programs at the University of North Texas is to develop independent thinkers 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 or applied sociology.
We offer flexible scheduling with classes available in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate work schedules and other personal commitments. You can also work closely with faculty members in a variety of educational and research areas such as:
Our students often present their work at national and regional conferences and earn other recognition for their research and teaching.
Admission to the program is a two-step process. First, youíll need to be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School® (see the graduate school website for admission requirements). Second, youíll need to complete the sociology departmentís application process, which requires a statement of purpose and four completed recommendation forms or letters of recommendation. Unconditional program admission requires:
If the GPA requirement isnít met, conditional admission may be granted by having either:
This option is strongly encouraged if you plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology.
The graduate school will notify you about being admitted to our program. We recommend completing the admission process by the last Monday in November the year before you want to enroll to be eligible for all available financial assistance. Selected candidates are invited to a retreat on the final weekend of January to learn more about the program and to meet 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 federal financial aid. To be considered for assistantships, you should submit all admission materials to our department and the Toulouse Graduate School by the last Monday in November the year before you want to enroll. Assistantships are announced at the January informational retreat.