Graduate Programs

Graduate Education in Sociology and Related Fields

The American Sociological Association's Careers with a Sociology PhD provides information for students interested in an pursuing an advanced degree in Sociology

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the association that accredits academic programs that offer social work degrees. There is a link to accredited BSW and MSW social work programs (search for “accredited programs” under “quick links”). For SSU grads, the MSW programs are most relevant-- there is no advantage to returning to school to obtain a BSW. Most professional social work jobs require an MSW. 

General Information on Graduate School 

Graduate Studies at Sonoma State University: Graduate programs at SSU are designed to provide opportunities for independent study and research in order to broaden intellectual and creative capacity. Developed with the working professional in mind, programs are structured to allow for part-time enrollment, offer advantages to work closely with faculty and peers, and promote close supervision in culminating projects. For information about a specific graduate program at SSU, contact the program coordinator.

Finding a Graduate School that is right for you: General information about graduate schools provided by Peterson's.