American Sociological Association

From Programs to Careers: Continuing to Pay Attention to the Master’s Degree in Sociology

July 2010
Authors: Nicole Van Vooren, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Janene Scelza

This data brief presents survey results from the ASA-appointed task force on the Master's degree in sociology. In addition to the student survey, graduate directors of 224 sociology programs were surveyed in AY 2006/07 about the characteristics of their master's programs. Discussed in this brief are the different characteristics of 'applied' and 'traditional' master's programs as well as the types of work recent master's graduates were engaged in.

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