Graduate Program and Certificates

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The Department of Sociology offers two on-line graduate certificates. The Sociology Graduate Certificate is comprised of six courses (18 semester hours) and can be completed in one full year (i.e. Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters). This program is designed to prepare students with a Master’s degree in another field to teach undergraduate sociology courses and/or serve as a foundation for the pursuit of other sociology-related graduate degrees. The Aging, Health, and Society Graduate Certificate requires four courses (12 semester hours), and serves to enhance the knowledge of aging and health-related practitioners and/or others interested in such issues. This program can also be completed in one year (i.e. Fall and Spring semesters). Neither program has any on-campus requirements.  Courses are delivered entirely on-line and are asynchronous (i.e. you log in at your convenience).

These programs are managed through the Office of Distance Education and typically follow a cohort format. A cohort is a group of students chosen from the applicant pool to work through the program together. Cohorts typically take two courses per term. For further information on application requirements, also see the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies.

If you have questions about these programs, please contact:

Dr. Bradley Nash, Jr.

Sociology Graduate Program Director
nashb@appstate.edu

Phone: 828-262-2486