The online Graduate Certificate in Sociology at Appalachian

Study human behavior, social groups and social change with Appalachian State University's Graduate Certificate in Sociology available through Distance Education. Delve into both contemporary social issues and traditional institutions.

If you already have a master’s degree, you will graduate from this program ready to teach sociology at most institutions of higher education, backed by coursework that weaves together theory, practice and teacher preparation to prepare you for a meaningful career in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Certificate details

Program format

  • Courses are delivered entirely online and asynchronously
  • Two classes per semester, including summer
  • Completion time: one year

Eligibility and application requirements

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application Fee
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

Deadlines

Semester Start Application Deadline

Summer I

April 1

Fall

July 1

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Hear from an Alumnus

Steven Woodall

“This was a wonderful professional development opportunity. I would recommend the Graduate Certificate in Sociology for life-long-learners interested in their continued pursuit of excellence in the classroom. It is much more than a credentialing tool!”

– Steven Woodall