Categories: Academics
Start: September 27, 2021 3 p.m.
End: September 28, 2021 6 p.m.

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Mellisa Holtzman

Earn Both a BA and MA in Sociology in Only 5 Years! Sociology Solves It.

Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees).

In the AMP, students get to:

  •  begin their graduate studies while still an undergraduate student
  •  double-count several classes toward both degrees
  •  pay the undergraduate tuition rate for all classes until they complete all the requirements for the BA degree
  •  save time and money 

So . . . if you are already thinking about earning a Master’s degree someday, this is a really great way to accomplish that goal. And if you haven’t ever thought about a Master’s degree, here are a few reasons why you might want to consider it:

  •  Sociologists with at least a Master’s degree earn, on average, more than $80,000 per year
  •  Demand for Sociologists is expected to grow over the next 10 years at a rate faster than the average for all occupations
  •  Sociologists with Master’s degrees can work as research analysts, social advocates, counselors, academic advisors, college professors, program directors, grant writers, and so much   more
  •  Sociologists with Master’s degrees work in various job sectors, including the government, higher education, private industry, and non-profits

In short, a Master’s degree in Sociology opens up many doors for employment and the AMP is an excellent option for achieving the degree!
Students are eligible to apply to the AMP if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have earned at least 75 credit hours, but you will want to start planning for this option as early as possible, so you don’t have to wait until you have 75 hours to explore this opportunity!

Come to an AMP Information Session to learn more—and get some cool Sociology freebies in the process!

Register for one of sessions below. Each will take place in North Quad 241 and during the session we will discuss program requirements, job prospects, and salary potential.

Monday, September 27 from 3:00-4:00 pm:
Monday, September 27 from 6:00-7:00 pm:
Tuesday, September 28 from 2:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday, September 28 from 5:00-6:00 pm:

Please contact Mellisa Holtzman, Director of Graduate Studies, at if you would like further information about this event.