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University of the Rockies Announces New Public Sociology Degree Program
Degree features specializations in Medical Sociology and Applied Sociology

University of the Rockies, a leading graduate school focused on the social and behavioral sciences, has announced the addition of a Master of Arts in Public Sociology degree program. The degree program features specializations in medical sociology and applied sociology. Graduates will be prepared to conduct social science research and apply sociological knowledge with a goal of making a difference in the world in which we live.

“The MA in Public Sociology is a cutting edge program designed to meet the needs of 21st century professionals who want to deepen their understanding of public issues in a social context,” said Dr. Robert Edelbrock, interim dean of the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development at University of the Rockies. “These programs are designed to prepare students to apply sociological theory and research methods to address contemporary public issues and social problems at non-profit agencies, in the community, and at other organizations.”

“Our society is changing quickly and with that, it is important for people to learn how each of us fits into society at large,” said Dr. Tina Parscal, provost at University of the Rockies. “We are proud to offer the new Master of Arts in Public Sociology program in order to provide the education needed for people who want to work in this exciting and varied field. With this program, we look forward to encouraging new thought leaders and contributors to society.”

The new Master of Arts in Public Sociology degree program was approved by the Higher Learning Commission in February 2015 and the University is now accepting students into this program. To learn more, visit



About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Students may take classes at a state-of-the-art instructional site in downtown Denver, Colo., or work toward degrees online from anywhere in the country. Whether face-to-face or online, University of the Rockies students enjoy the same access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.