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  1. What Can I Do with a Master's in Sociology? The Department as Context

    Sociology departments provided data about the characteristics of their master's programs in a 2009 survey conducted by the ASA research department. Results from that survey, including a comparison of 'traditional' versus 'applied' program characteristics, are presented in this brief.

  2. Paying Attention to the Master’s Degree in Sociology

    An ASA taskforce was appointed to find out ways that sociology departments can strengthen their master's programs as the number of degrees awarded declined by about 13 percent by 2006. This research brief looks at characteristics of master's students, including their reasons for pursuing this degree, what they learned and how satisfied they were with their programs, and how they paid for their education.

  3. From Programs to Careers: Continuing to Pay Attention to the Master’s Degree in Sociology

    This data brief presents survey results from the ASA-appointed task force on the Master's degree in sociology. In addition to the student survey, graduate directors of 224 sociology programs were surveyed in AY 2006/07 about the characteristics of their master's programs. Discussed in this brief are the different characteristics of 'applied' and 'traditional' master's programs as well as the types of work recent master's graduates were engaged in.

  4. Trends in Academic Hiring Through 2015

    This research report describes the number and types of academic sociology positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank and other sources during 2015, as well as the results of a follow-up survey on the outcomes of searches to fill those positions.

  5. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017

    This report analyzes the position advertisements in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017. For the first time, data on both academic and non-academic jobs are presented.

  6. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank in 2018

    This report analyzes the position advertisements in the ASA Job Bank in 2018.