Over 25 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in the Sociology graduate program at Florida Atlantic University.
The Master of Arts with Major in Sociology is designed to prepare to students for doctoral study in sociology and related programs. Additionally, the M.A. in Sociology prepare students for professional careers and teaching. There are two tracks in the program: generalist option and specialist option. The generalist track offers students a broad graduate education in sociology that can serve as the basis for a wide array of professional careers in the public and private sector. The specialist track is designed for students who would pursue a doctoral degree in Sociology. This track offers students the opportunity to design and carry out a research project in a particular area of sociological research under the direct mentorship of a faculty member. Students may apply to be admitted to the specialist track after completing 9 credits in the program.
-- Suzanne L. Geoffroy
"Each and every faculty member that I had the privilege of studying under pushed me in a variety of ways to simultaneously expand my perspective and sharpen my focus. Each and every research project I undertook proved to be stimulating and meaningful. The teaching opportunity I received during my second year in the program was nothing less than a true gift for me, as I entered the graduate program knowing I wanted to prepare for a second career – in teaching. Besides the practical classroom experience, the graduate teaching practicum and various professional development training opportunities that were provided by the Sociology Department proved to be an asset during my post-graduate school job search, as I was able to land a teaching position within months of completing the program."
--Sonya Cooper Friedman
-- Lizeth Granados
-- Sara Guerrier
-- Rebecca Kuhn
-- Karen Rose
"As an undergraduate I was quite certain that I wanted to be a lawyer, that is, until I took a sociology course as an undergraduate at Florida Atlantic University. Sociology was eye-opening, as it spoke to my own personal desire to understand social problems. The legal field is still important for me, but penetrating the core of social issues became a prerequisite. I was particularly pleased that the training I received emphasized the interconnections between the personal, social, political, and economic realms of social life. I am leaving the program with greater awareness, deeper insights, more intellectual confidence, and a new sense of hope and possibility."