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Alumni Testimonials

See what some of our recent graduates have said about their experience in the Sociology MA program at IUP:

As a first generation student with a BA in Sociology, still unsure of my abilities to do sociology and to think sociologically, the MA program in Sociology at IUP was just what I needed. It gave me the opportunities to learn and practice sociology in an environment that was nurturing, intimate, and challenging, yet unpretentious.
—Dr. Chad M. Kimmel, associate professor of Sociology, Shippensburg University

I had a very positive experience with the MA Program in Sociology at IUP. The Sociology Department faculty was very supportive and involved with the graduate students. Having completed my PhD, I can honestly say that I was very well prepared by the MA program in Sociology at IUP. I attribute much of my success and enthusiasm as a sociologist to my early graduate training at IUP.
—Dr. Joleen Loucks, assistant professor, Kutztown University

One of the truly valuable aspects of master's program at IUP is the personal commitment that the faculty makes to enriching each student's graduate education. The faculty members were willing to spend their time outside of the classroom mentoring me on topics of professional socialization, including teaching, publishing, and presenting research. The mentoring relationships I made with the faculty at IUP prepared me to excel when I opted to continue with my PhD.
—Christian Vaccaro, doctoral student, Florida State University

  • Sociology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2730
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.