IGNOU Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU MSO – Master of Arts in Sociology

About MSO Programme : MSO stands for Master of Arts in Sociology. This programme comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS). MSO Programme is a 2 Years master degree course in India which have 4 courses in 1st Year and four courses in 2nd year. Eligible students can take admission in MSO course for both January and July admission cycle. Applicants can apply for admission in online mode only. Students can fill application form by visiting IGNOU online portal. After taking admission, IGNOU provides study material/books of their respective course as it is one of distance education course.

For Term-End Exams, IGNOU released tentative MSO Exam date-sheet 30 days and MSO hall ticket 10 days before term-end Exams. The MSO Programme is designed to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of learners, including those in remote and inaccessible areas. In terms of content it focuses on classical and advanced concepts and theories, research methods and perspectives, social issues of development, state of sociology in India etc. The MSO programme focuses on the following:

  • Sociological theories, concepts and methods applied to comprehend these processes
  • Social process and their inter-linkages with the global, regional and local manifestations
  • Issues involved in the process of development
  • Sociocultural dynamics of Diaspora and transnational communities
  • Religion and related issues
  • Education, urbanization, globalization and such other social processes

To know more about Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of MSO programme :

  • Name of Programme : MSO – Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Medium : Hindi and English
  • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in MSO (M.A in Sociology) course, students must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
  • Duration : The duration is Minimum(2 Years) and Maximum(5 Years). Available in both admission cycle
  • Age : There is no age limit
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 9,000 which is to be paid year wise @Rs 4500/- per year. The fees of MPA course is vary every Year. So, kindly confirm from Regional Centre as well
  • Programme Coordinators : :Prof. Debal K. Singharoy, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572953, Prof. Tribhuwan Kapur, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572711

MSO Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits of MSO Programme is 64. In First Year, there is 4 compulsory subjects(MSO-01/MSO-02/MSO-03/MSO-04) which have each 8 credits while for Second Year, there is 6 subjects(Need to choose 32 Credits only). The name of subjects are MSOE-1, MSOE-2, MSOE-3, MSOE-4, MPA-16, MPS-3 Below are MSO Programme & Syllabus details :

IGNOU MSO First Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSO-001Sociological Theories and Concepts8
MSO-002Research Methodologies and Methods8
MSO-003Sociology of Development8
MSO-004Sociology in India8

IGNOU MSO Second Year Courses((Choose 32 Credits only)

Course CodeTitle of CourseCredits
MSOE-001Sociology of Education8
MSOE-002Diaspora and Transnational Communities8
MSOE-003Sociology of Religion8
MSOE-004Urban Sociology8
MPS-003India: Democracy and Development8
MPA-016Decentralization and Local Governance8
Total Credits64

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