UMKC Catalog


Master of Arts in Sociology - Student Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a Master of Arts in Sociology should be able to:
  • Examine the role and relevance of the sociological perspective for graduate students who will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue either a Ph.D. in a related field or to engage in enhanced study, research, and/or application of sociological method and theory.
  • Reflect on contemporary issues and controversies in Sociology, and advance sociological research through their own creative engagement with social theories and methods.
  • Explore the theoretical and methodological perspectives in a chosen specialty area to elaborate the historical development and contemporary manifestation of social inequalities.
  • Advance critical research and writing skills for professional development and civic engagement such that graduate students will deepen their professional commitment to community.