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Earn Your Master’s in Sociology Online

Sociological themes surround us—diversity, inclusion, equality, globalism, social change, and social justice. Understanding how these themes influence human behavior is of continuous value. As a student in American Public University’s (APU) Master of Arts in Sociology, you develop a reflective understanding of human nature as well as how individuals react to products, social issues, and organizational change.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Practical Knowledge

This program enhances your ability to conduct advanced social science research and statistical analysis to examine big data in interdisciplinary contexts. You will explore topics like inequality, globalization, social change, and the intersection of people and societies with institutions.

Online For Easy Access

There are few online sociology master’s programs available. With this online program, APU fills a unique niche. Your classes will have weekly due dates to help keep you on track, but you can study and log in on your schedule.

Personalized Support

APU’s faculty provide 1:1, discipline-specific advising and mentorship woven into key courses. APU’s online classroom provides an engaging environment for collaboration with faculty and fellow students.


A uniqueness of the program is your ability to focus your application and knowledge in one of these professional areas: education, healthcare, or social services.

Getting Started

No entrance exams or GRE® scores are required. But this master’s program has prerequisite admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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