Program Summary

Through comprehensive course offerings in theory and research methodology as well as criminology, social psychology, social inequality and others, the Master of Arts in sociology provides unique opportunities to learn while collaborating on research projects with faculty - allowing you to create an exclusive program of study that both challenges and inspires.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Sociology

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Criminology

Program Requires GRE: Yes (waived for NIU sociology majors with 3.0)

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 1 February 1

Contact Us

Department of Sociology
815 Zulauf Hall
Program website

Director of Graduate Studies and Application Contact:
Diane Rodgers
822 Zulauf Hall

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