Graduate Program

The University of Montana Department of Sociology Master of Arts degree is designed to prepare students for either advanced study at the doctoral level, or careers in organizational settings such as business, government, social services, or private nonprofit agencies. The graduate curriculum seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in sociological theory, research, and methods. As a part of their graduate education, students are also encouraged to become involved in research and policy analysis, or with an internship experience. Four programs of study are available: General Sociology, an option in Criminology, an option in Inequality and Social Justice, or an option in Rural and Environmental Change.

For more specific information about faculty members' scholarship, and areas of interest, please see the list of faculty scholarship interests and expertise, or for more detailed information, see individual faculty profiles.

Graduate Director: Professor Kathy Kuipers

For further information about graduate programs in Sociology, please contact Professor Kuipers at 406-243-4381 or email

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