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CSU San Marcos Academic Offerings: Sociological Practice


  • Master of Arts in Sociological Practice


The mission of the Master of Arts in Sociological Practice at California State University San Marcos is to provide a superior academic and professionally useful graduate education for students interested in working in the human services and criminal justice agencies, those who plan for teaching careers at the community college level, or those who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

The focus of the program is on sociological practice — applying sociologically informed policies to current social problems confronting the community with developing sensitivity to multicultural, gender, and age differences.

The M.A. in Sociological Practice includes theory and methods, field experience in human service and criminal justice environments, and applied research. Solidly grounded in social scientific theory and methods, the program prepares students for a range of careers in which professionals are required to provide needed services to clients and to administer and evaluate programs in human services and criminal justice agencies.


To learn more about the Sociological Practice program at CSU San Marcos, please visit the Sociological Practice website.