New Mexico State University


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The Graduate Program in Sociology at New Mexico State University offers a terminal Master’s Degree that can be pursued either in an on-campus context or an online format. Generally, our program focuses on inequality, institutions/organization, and environment/economic development while providing a thorough grounding in theoretical and methodological aspects of sociology. We provide our students an education that can lead to careers outside of academia or allow students to pursue a Doctoral degree if they choose.

Much like the University of Chicago did during its inception, the Department of Sociology at New Mexico State University uses our location as a laboratory for exciting research in the region, along the border, as well as Latin America. Specifically, we address issues such as racial/ethnic inequality, international migration, alternative economic development, sustainability and environmental issues such as water issues and nuclear testing that are particularly relevant in the desert Southwest.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Sandra Way
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Degrees Available