Professional Science Master's in Applied Sociology

Become proficient in a range of social research methods with the Professional Science Master's in Applied Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Examine social behaviors and environments according to several theoretical and practical approaches, with emphasis on statistical and data analysis. Develop the diverse skill set needed to perform applied research in public and private firms as well as government agencies. 

The 31-credit Applied Sociology PSM program, which is affiliated with the American Sociological Association, builds advanced training across a slate of core courses focused on 

  • data analysis, 
  • qualitative methods, 
  • research design, 
  • research ethics and 
  • statistics.

Students are encouraged to participate in seminars in other social science disciplines, including anthropology; criminal justice; gender, sexuality and women’s studies; geography and urban studies; history; political science; and psychology.

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Program Format & Curriculum

Students have three years to satisfy their requirements for the Applied Sociology PSM program, which can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes take place on Temple’s Main Campus.

The 31-credit curriculum comprises core and elective courses. 

Core courses include the following. 

  • The Ethics of Social Research
  • Graduate Data Analysis
  • Inferential and Multivariate Statistics
  • Logic of Inquiry
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Methods

Learn more about Applied Sociology PSM program requirements.

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Our Community

The College of Liberal Arts at Temple comprises many disciplines and research areas. Now more than ever, an interdisciplinary liberal arts education is invaluable for your future pursuits. It offers the opportunity to further push your drive to create real change in the world, here at Temple and beyond. In this graduate program, you’ll work closely with diverse faculty members who are highly esteemed in their field and with a curious, passionate community of peers. 

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Professional Science Masters offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2021–2022 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $966.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,329.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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