BA/MA in Sociology

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The combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Sociology is ideal for undergraduate students who would like to continue on to graduate education in sociology on an accelerated timeline. BA/MA students complete nine graduate credits as part of their undergraduate studies, which count toward both degrees.

Students in the BA/MA in Sociology program must earn a B or better in all graduate courses and complete the required graduate thesis.


Application Requirements

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.40 in GW classes, and 3.50 in the major at the time of application.
  • Apply to the graduate portion of the program no later than April 1 of the junior year.
  • Complete a Combined Degree Program Application Form.
  • Prepare and submit all required materials to the department director of graduate studies (not CCAS Graduate Studies). Note: Combined degree applicants are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • Students need not pay the application fee for the MA application.

Students will be informed of acceptance into the program in late spring of their junior year.

CCAS Guidelines for Applying to Combined Degree Programs


Course Requirements

Students take nine graduate credits as part of their undergraduate program. All requirements for both the BA in Sociology and the MA in Sociology must be fulfilled.