College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Student Handbook

The Master of Arts in Sociological Practice at IPFW is designed to prepare you to be a skilled practitioner of sociology. Sociological practitioners use knowledge from the discipline of sociology to do needs assessment, program development and evaluation, staff development and training, conflict intervention in public and private organizations, and community organization for social change. The goal of the program is to educate you to apply the sociological perspective to research, analysis, and intervention in the function of social institutions, organizations, and groups. In addition, this program is designed to help you develop the skills necessary to conduct social research analysis and design effective research-based interventions.