Applied Sociology

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.

Other Concentrations

  • Criminal Justice
  • Globalization-Sustainability



Required Semester Hours 36

Program Highlights

  • Classes taught by nationally and internationally recognized scholars who hold doctoral degrees
  • Graduate funding in the form of research assistantships
  • Students may choose to complete a thesis or internship

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 36
  • Students may choose to complete a thesis or internship


What Can You Be

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



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Student Orgs & Activities

Southeastern Sociology Association

Reconnect (Student Environmental Sustainability Association)

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Association

Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society