What is Public Sociology? THE PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM at HSU takes everything you loved learning about in your undergraduate sociology courses (such as social inequality, criminology, the environment and/or constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality) and it prepares you to either educate others, or work for social justice. Even if you did not study Sociology as an undergraduate, you will find the Master’s program to be a way to bridge your interests and goals with real life, practical research skills to help you explore and solve social problems. The HSU Master’s Program in Public Sociology fosters a network of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are committed to social action. Public Sociology represents work that takes sociological knowledge and skills beyond the academy, into communities where these resources are needed. Whether speaking about media and violence or consulting with a non-profit on a community survey, the work of our faculty and students is tightly interwoven with our local communities. What can I do with an M.A. in Sociology? HSU PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY has a diverse and powerful array of resources; tailor your experience to your interests and goals. In our program, you become part of a network of activists and scholars that are passionate about helping you turn your sociological imagination into social action. We can support your goals if you want to learn more about community organizing, grant writing, social movements, college teaching, environmental stewardship, academic research, criminology and much, much more.