Graduate Sociology



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     The Graduate Program in Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at San José State University offers a General MA Degree in Sociology. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into PhD programs and provide skills and training necessary for employment as professional sociologists in other related occupations. We are looking for students who are curious about the social world, academically dedicated, and committed to the examination of society.

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE):
Located in the Student Services Center (SSC), GAPE handles procedures related to admissions, and university level program requirements for graduate students. Detailed information about applying to a graduate program, steps for completing a master’s degree (including applying for Candidacy and Graduation), and important forms and deadlines, can be found on this site.

Office of Graduate Studies and Research (GS&R):
In collaboration with the faculty and staff at San Jose State University, GS&R, located in the Administration Building (ADM), strives to ensure the development of quality degree programs, recognize and reward student and faculty accomplishments, support the development of individual and collaborative research efforts, and implement the policies and procedures by which the university is governed. Detailed information on the policies and procedures in areas such as Thesis Requirements, Interdisciplinary Studies, Curriculum, Funding Opportunities etc. can be found on this site.


Sociology Graduate Handbook 2018-2019