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Graduate Program

The mission of the Master of Arts in Sociological Practice at California State University San Marcos is to provide a superior academic and professional education to students interested in working with human services and criminal justice agencies, teaching at a community college, or continuing study for a Ph.D.  The program includes theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, field experience and applied research.  We are committed to combining traditional sociological theory and research with sociology’s rich tradition of studying social problems.

Continuing Grad Student Materials


Recommended Course Sequencing

Policies and Regulations

MASP Application Materials

Scholarworks at CSUSM - A Collection of Our MASP Students'
    Theses and Graduate Research

What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Sociology? - Information/Study from the American Sociological Association

Questions about the MASP program? Email our MASP Coordinator:

Richelle Swan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Graduate Coordinator for MASP  
Office: SBSB 4218
Telephone: 760-750-4633

Email Dr. Swan  for a quick response to your MASP program questions.

MASP News and Congratulations

New Book Congratulations

MCI - Credit goes to office of communication

Congratulations to Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and various MASP student collaborators on publishing their book, Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds, in July 2015. Please join us to congratulate them on their success and their hard work. Click here to learn more about the book.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

It is official and with great honor that I inform you all that our esteemed MASP student Mr. Oscar Soto was awarded the Chancellors Office's  2015-2016 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.  This is a competitive and distinguished honor for our department and CSUSM community. Please join me in congratulating Oscar on this extraordinary achievement.

Congratulations to MASP students Tanya Camacho, Denise Nealon, and Flor Saldana for being awarded the 2016-17 Hein Family Scholarship.