Sociology

Sharpen your understanding of the world in which you live.

You've already learned a great deal about how people behave in social settings, but now you want to master that knowledge. Our graduate sociology program is designed to help you advance your skills in the theories and methods used by sociologists. You will have the opportunity to perfect your critical and analytical approaches as well as your writing skills. You'll have the benefit of intensive study in a variety of elective areas, such as criminology, gender, class and urban sociology. You'll also have access to a variety of support services, including the computer lab, sociology lounge and seminar room.

Our faculty have stature in such areas as urban studies, gender, aging, mass media, sociological theory, immigration and labor, children's studies, criminology, race and ethnicity, and the environment. We are committed to quality teaching, the production of policy-relevant social research, and service to the Brooklyn community. Our teaching and research is strongly rooted in Brooklyn's sociologically rich and vibrant environment.

The goal of the sociology M.A. program is to help you get into a top Ph.D. program in sociology or enter the labor market as a skilled social researcher.


Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Bank Munoz, Carolina
Graduate Deputy: Shortell, Timothy

Location: 3612 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5314
Fax: 718.951.4639