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Graduate Program

The mission of the Master of Arts in Sociological Practice at California State University San Marcos is to provide a superior academic and professional education to students interested in working with human services and criminal justice agencies, teaching at a community college, or continuing study for a Ph.D.  The program includes theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, field experience and applied research.  We are committed to combining traditional sociological theory and research with sociology’s rich tradition of studying social problems.

Continuing Grad Student Materials


Recommended Course Sequencing

Policies and Regulations

MASP Application Materials

Scholarworks at CSUSM - A Collection of Our MASP Students'
Theses and Graduate Research

What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Sociology? - Information/Study from the American Sociological Association

CSUSM Graduate Student Representatives Council

Questions about the MASP program? Email our MASP Coordinator:

Richelle Swan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Graduate Coordinator for MASP  
Office: SBSB 4218
Telephone: 760-750-4633

MASP News and Congratulations

Recent Accomplishments and Awards

Martin Leyva was awarded the 2017 the Student Champion for Inclusive Excellence Award by President Haynes.

Luis Canseco, Noemi Jara, Filiberto Lopez-Barron, Martin Leyva, Vanessa Martinez were awarded 2017-2018 Hein Family Fellowships. 

Congratulations to the following MASP students and alumni for their recent awards and accomplishments:

Barbara Imle was accepted to the Sociology Ph.D. program at Portland State University and will be joining them in Fall 2017.

Luis Higinio was accepted to the Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of California Riverside and granted the prestigious Eugene Cota Robles Award. He will be joining them in Fall 2017.

Jose (Stalin) Plascencia-Castillo, Ph.D. student at University of California Riverside has been accepted to the 2017/2018 CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. His CSU sponsor is Dr. Chris Bickel.

Lori Walkington, Ph.D. student at University of California Riverside was accepted into 2016/2017 CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. Her sponsor is Dr. Sharon Elise.

Tanya Camacho, Denise Nealon, and Flor Saldana were awarded the 2016-17 Hein Family Scholarship.

Oscar Soto was awarded the 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Office Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. He now attends the Sociology doctoral program at University of California Santa Barbara.

Book Congratulations

MCI - Credit goes to office of communication

Congratulations to Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and various MASP student collaborators on publishing their book, Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds, in July 2015. Please join us to congratulate them on their success and their hard work. Learn more about the book.