Sociology, MA

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If you are interested in aging and development across the lifespan, consider supplementing your Family and Human Development or Sociology masters degree by completing a Specialization in Life Course and Aging. Students can obtain this specialization through the completion of the following courses:

Typical 30 credit hours of masters coursework (FHD MS or SOC MA at ASU)
FAS/SOC 591 Infant/Toddler Development
FAS/SOC 591 Adolescent Development
FAS/SOC 591 Aging

  • In order to indicate your interest in completing the specialization and receive permission to register for one or more courses, please visit

  • Specialization courses are typically offered each Fall B and Spring B; however, see course schedule to confirm course offerings.
  • Only students in the specialization can register for the specialization courses.

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Financial Support: Through the generosity of special contributors, the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is able to provide some students with funding to support their interests in the aging process and/or addressing the needs of an aging population. Students in this specialization are strongly encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

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