Graduate Programs

Why Study at EMU

The graduate programs in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology (SAC) offer an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of sociology, criminology, and cultural museum studies with a fourth interdisciplinary program specifically focused on schools, society, and violence. Students who complete these programs develop transferable skills for job opportunities in a variety of fields (e.g., social research; advocacy; government agencies) and are able to continue on to PhD programs. The programs offer small evening classes, competitive graduate assistantships, and customizable multidisciplinary curricula. Our alumni have gone on to a variety of positions including serving as research specialists, policy advocates, and process development. 

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Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Graduate students in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology have several opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. These opportunities include:

  1. Mentorship and attendance at academic conferences such as ASC, ASA, ACJA, MSS, MCJA, SWS, and more;
  2. Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta;
  3. Internships for credit; and 
  4. Opportunities for public-facing research.

Ready to Apply?

  1. Apply here;
  2. Request official, sealed transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended to be sent to [email protected] OR mail them to EMU Graduate Admissions, P. O. Box 970, Ypsilanti, MI 48197;
  3. Upload resume and personal statement; and 
  4. Request letters of recommendations.

Interested in Learning More?

Our graduate coordinators will be happy to address any questions you have and work with you in developing a program that meets your goals. 

Dr. Brian Sellers

Dr. Brian Sellers

MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Schools, Society, and Violence (SSV) Graduate Coordinator

[email protected]

Dr. Tricia McTague

Dr. Rachel Schroeder

MA in Sociology and Applied Sociology Graduate Coordinator

[email protected]


Dr. Liza Cerroni-Long

Dr. Liza Cerroni-Long

Graduate Certificate in Cultural Museum Studies Graduate Coordinator

[email protected]

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