Sociology and Criminology MA Program

Wrightsville Beach NC

″The classes are small and discussion-based, allowing for you to get the most
possible out of each class. Not only has the program provided me with the
knowledge and skills to pursue my PhD, but it provided me with life-long
mentorship and friends."-Brian Pittman MA Criminology 2015

About Us

UNCW’s department of Sociology and Criminology offers Master’s degrees in both Sociology and Criminology. We offer the only dual concentration program in Sociology and Criminology in the state of North Carolina. Designed for students who want to combine a passion for public service with the desire to develop the skills necessary to address contemporary social problems and issues, our program can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or six semesters of part-time study.

Prospective students are encouraged to explore the links to the left or contact Graduate Program Coordinator Daniel Buffington (buffingtond@uncw.edu; 910.962.3434) to learn more about the program.

Current students will also find a number of useful links to that left that will help them advance through the program successfully.