Graduate Programs

The department offers graduate programs of study in sociology, anthropology, and in criminology and criminal justice. A specialty in evaluation and applied research is also available within the sociology MA degree.


Sociology and criminology currently offer several Master of Arts (MA) programs of study. These programs include an MA in criminology and criminal justice (CRM), MA in schools, society and violence (SSV), MA in sociology (SOC), and MA in sociology—applied research specialty (SOC).

Why an MA from Eastern Michigan University’s Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Department?

A number of our graduate students recently shared some of the reasons that made our program the best fit for them. Some of these reasons include:

  • Paid student assistantships, including tuition waivers*
  • Evening classes, which are accommodating to the work schedules of many full-time employees
  • Classes taught by approachable, accessible faculty members
  • Positive experience in one of EMU’s undergraduate programs of study

* Student assistantships are limited in number. Interested students should contact the graduate coordinator of their prospective program of study for more information on how to apply.

Course Catalogs:

Graduate Student Handbook:

For additional information about the programs, students may also review the Graduate Student Handbook:

Graduate Certificate

Anthropology currently offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Cultural Museum Studies.

Graduate Coordinators

Students are invited to make an appointment with the sociology or criminology graduate coordinator for advising. To arrange an appointment, contact:

Dr. Tricia McTague

Sociology Graduate Coordinator

[email protected]

Dr. Brian Sellers

Criminology/Criminal Justice Graduate Coordinator

[email protected]

Dr. E.L. Cerroni-Long

Cultural Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Coordinator

[email protected]

Once accepted into the program, students are required to meet with the appropriate graduate coordinator to prepare a program of study, and must enroll in a course toward their program of study the semester for which they are accepted. 

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