Program Overview

The Master of Arts degree in Social Justice is designed to prepare students to become scholars and leaders in a global society. The program provides a deep and foundational understanding of social behavior and requires independent, critical thinking, analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and write about quantitative and qualitative evidence. Data show that the employment for students with master’s degrees in sociology is broad; the diversity of career paths is much larger with an advanced degree in sociology than a bachelor’s degree.

Some of the employment opportunities for students with a master’s degree include: Social Justice and Criminal Justice Expert/Advocate, Sociological Researcher, Criminal Justice Expert, Advocacy Expert Geriatric Social Worker, Case Manager, Human Services Educator, Higher Education/Instructor in Sociology, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Director of Human Services Agencies, School Social Worker, Social and Community Service Manager, Non-profit Group Leader, and Evaluator.

Graduates of the Master of Arts program in Social Justice will be able to:

  1. Critically assess and engage in scholarly inquiry into the dimensions of societal issues.
  2. Develop broad knowledge of a specific area of concentration.
  3. Develop advanced analytical, writing and oral communication skills.
  4. Participate in a human services internship.
  5. Develop an independent research study and complete the thesis requirement with directions from the thesis advisor.