Transform the world.
In UToledo's sociology master's program, learn to understand and solve local and global issues. Apply your skills and knowledge of urban social problems in real-world settings while earning your degree.
The University of Toledo's sociology master's degree program is committed to educating future social scientists who understand how culture and social forces guide human behavior and shape society.
Our graduate students are trained to collect, analyze and interpret data at multiple levels using a variety of methods. They graduate with well-developed critical thinking skills that allow them to solve problems and be effective organizational and community leaders.
The sociology master's program is focused primarily on urban social issues that affect the communities we live in. Students in our Applied Sociological Research Certificate program learn how to apply research methods to understand and address social problems.
Multiple academic options. Choose what works for you.
4+1 BA to MA in sociology program. UToledo offers a faster path to a graduate degree for UToledo sociology undergraduate students. Accepted students in the 4+1 program can complete up to three graduate level classes (9 hours) during their final academic year of undergraduate studies.
Experiential education. Because UToledo is an urban institution at the crossroads of the Midwest, we create opportunities for students to contribute to the city of Toledo and its surrounding communities. Master’s students take part in internships and collaborate with local nonprofits. We recognize that we are part of a global society and encourage students to take advantage of international experiences that increase their competencies as global citizens.
Teaching and research assistantships. Help pay your way with these competitive positions in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Gain experience teaching undergraduate courses and engaging in research. Receive funding to present research at conferences.
Cutting-edge tools. Sociology graduate students are trained to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. UToledo has:
Sociology master's students at UToledo gain the skills that employers value. They learn how to:
Typical jobs for those who graduate with a master's degree in sociology include:
Our master's graduates also have gone on to doctoral programs at:
Those who go on to Ph.D. programs in sociology typically become professors, but also may work in marketing and political research.
"“UToledo was an?inclusive, supportive, creative, academically challenging and organized learning space. My professors advanced my sociological imagination and did a wonderful job guiding me through my master’s thesis.”"
Justin Sinicki, ’17
"“The master’s sociology program at UToledo provided me with a tremendous blend of challenges and opportunities. The faculty created a positive and nurturing environment for me to?succeed.”"
Nalanda Roy, ’08
Sociology Master's Degree Sample Classes
UToledo graduate students who pursue the internship plus courses option for their master's degrees land internships in a variety of research- and policy-related areas, including:
Our graduate students have interned at:
UToledo's sociology faculty are internationally renowned, active researchers. They make a difference in our community by volunteering with local nonprofit organizations, engaging the community through public lectures and events, and conducting research that benefits the community.
Sociology graduate students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty in their research and to pursue their own. Our graduates have published, presented at regional and national conferences and won awards for their research.
UToledo sociology faculty have expertise in many areas, including: