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Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!l

If you would like more info on our program, please e-mail sociology@txstate.edu or call us at 512.245.2113.

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The  M.S. in Dementia and Aging Studies degree (MSDA) is a 33-hour online degree. It is interdisciplinary (with courses from Sociology, Long Term Care, Social Work, and Communication Disorders) and housed in the sociology department. Successfully completing the MSDA will be useful for anyone who currently works or wants to work with the aged community, or conduct research on dementia and aging. This innovative program will produce graduates who can manage various communities, programs, agencies and organizations for the growing aging population, or conduct research on dementia, gerontology, and aging. According to the U.S. Census, the number of elderly has surpassed the number of teenagers for the first time ever in the United States. Because of this significant demographic change, there are more jobs available for people to help and work with elders, and a need for more scholarly research about aging and the aged.  The deadline for fall 2015 applications is July 15, 2015. However, we recommend that applicants complete their application in January 2015, if possible, in order to apply for early financial aid and graduate scholarships (scholarship applications are due 3/1/15).


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patti Giuffre, Director of Graduate Programs in the Sociology department (pg07@txstate.edu). Visit our webpages on graduate programs http://www.soci.txstate.edu/Graduate-Degree.html and the Graduate College  http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/, for more information.

Careers in Aging Panel
April 7, 2015

"Racial Desegregation: Success or Failure?
Lecture by Dr. Joe Feagin
March 26, 2015

Doing Applied Research: A Panel of Successful Alumni Share Advice

Rickey Lowe (MS, Applied Sociology), USDA statistician
Chris Scales (MS Applied Sociology), Claims examiner (disability services), Dept. of Health and Human Services
Ed Sinclair (MA, Sociology), Analyst IV with the Legislative Budget Board's Criminal Justice Data Analysis Team
Maria Wasley (MA, Sociology), Research Associate, Texas State University Prospect Research and Management-VPUA
Jamila Zakari (MA, Sociology), Advanced research associate for the Austin Fire Department

“Facing the Future: Revolutionizing the Care of Persons with Dementia”
Seminar and Lecture by Dr. G. Allen Power
October 31, 2014