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MS in Sociology - Education

Aspiring sociology instructors at the postsecondary level might consider the coursework offered by Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Education program. Read on to get more details about this graduate degree.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Science in Sociology - Education degree program could be a good fit for applicants who have an undergraduate background in sociology. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University is designed to focus on societal change, sociological theory, family perspectives, and teaching. In the core curriculum, students might study sociology theories, the family's role in society, global social stratification, social movements and their impact on social change, and the works of modern and classic sociologists. Students might also take courses focusing on learning theory, curriculum development, instructional strategies, and social pedagogy in postsecondary settings. Once they have completed this program, students could be prepared to teach in-person classes as well as online courses.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Education:

Students must complete eight major courses and an introductory graduate studies course to earn this MS degree. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Sociology Today
  • Social Theory
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Stratification from Global Perspectives
  • Curricular and Instructional Methods in Higher Education
  • Social Change and Development
  • Sociology and Pedagogy in the University

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Some students might wish to pursue a doctoral degree following their completion of this MS in Sociology program. A doctorate might be needed pursue increased responsibilities at a 4-year college or university or to work in an area of sociology research. Degree programs graduates might wish to pursue include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning
  • PhD in Sociology
  • PhD in Sociology of Education

Career Paths:

After earning this Master of Science in Sociology degree, graduates could have developed a deeper understanding of sociological concepts and theories and built the instructional skills required to obtain teaching positions in this area of study. Graduates might pursue employment as sociology teachers in the following settings:

  • Four-year colleges and universities
  • Community colleges and technical schools
  • Educational research companies

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