Master of Science in Applied Sociology

COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Southeastern's Applied Sociology graduate program teaches students to research, analyze and develop strategies to solve real-world problems within community institutions, organizations and groups of individuals. Through academically rigorous coursework, research, internship and study-abroad opportunities, this program prepares students for careers as administrators, researchers in public or private agencies or for doctoral studies in sociology and related disciplines.

Career Information
Types of Jobs*
  • Anthropologist
  • City Planner
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agent (FBI/CIA/ATF/DEA)
  • Forensics Professional
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Lawyer
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Program Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Statistician
  • Sustainable Agriculture Professional
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner
Types of Employers
  • Federal and state government
  • Human service agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State and local correctional facilities
  • State and local police departments

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at professional schools.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Classes taught by nationally and internationally recognized scholars who hold doctoral degrees

  • Graduate funding in the form of research assistantships

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 36

  • Students may choose to complete a thesis or internship

CONCENTRATIONS
  • Criminal Justice

  • Globalization-Sustainability

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Southeastern Sociology Association

  • Southeastern Criminal Justice Association

  • Reconnect (Student Environmental Sustainability Association)

  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series


Contact Information

Dr. John Boulahanis

jboulahanis@southeastern.edu

985-549-2384

Mailing address: SLU 10686, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 356D

Program website