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What Happens After Graduation?

Recent Sociology MA Graduates

Where can you go with an MA in Sociology from SDSU?  Here are some examples of where past graduates have gone with their degrees…

Ph.D. Programs in Sociology

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College 
  • CUNY (City University of New York)
  • Georgia State University
  • Michigan State University
  • New School University (previously called New School
  • of Social Research in NYC)
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois at Urbana
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Miami 
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • University of Nebraska
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Vanderbilt
  • Washington State University

Other Doctoral Degrees

  • Chapman University – Education
  • Florida State-Law School
  • Harvard University – Education 
  • London School of Economics
  • Temple University, Education
  • UCLA – Education 
  • UC San Diego, Ethnic Studies
  • UCSD/SDSU joint Ph.D. Public Health
  • University of Texas El Paso - Education 
  • University of San Francisco, Education

Teaching with a Master’s

  • University of Arizona
  • College counselor in a California University
  • Grossmont Community College 
  • Imperial Valley College 
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College 
  • San Diego State University
  • Southern Maine Community College 
  • Southwestern Community College

Public Policy/Research

  • AIDS Research in the military
  • Researchers- Non-Profit in San Diego; SANDAG; Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union
  • Social Services-Catholic Charities; Homeless; Women’s Shelter
  • Politics
  • Nielsen Television Rating Firm
  • Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C.
  • Continued career research position at SDSU’s Social Science Research Laboratory (SSRL)
  • Federal Government position
  • Researcher & Organizer-Sierra Club
  • Director of Education-Sylvan Learning Center


Top Assistant to the President of Capitol Records
Entrepreneur, involved in political activities in San Diego

Graduate Advising

Dr. Jung Min Choi
Graduate Advisor
Office: NH-204
Email: [email protected]

Griffin Cassell
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: NH-224
Email: [email protected]