Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Quotes from Our Graduates

Chris Lee, MA Sociology, '12

"Every day at my job in Google, I have to analyze vast amounts of data and comment on ongoing research experiments. An MA in Sociology from LUC has given me both the solid methodological background and the rigorous, critical thinking that enables me to get the job done, day in and day out."


Christina Shipman, MA Sociology, '11‌

"Loyola's graduate sociology program prepared me to re-enter the marketplace armed with an understanding of research methods that I could apply in a variety of industries. I currently work as the qualitative researcher at a small strategic agency where I write interview and focus group discussion guides, conduct interviews, co-moderate focus groups, and analyze qualitative data. I love my job and Loyola was instrumental in helping me get to where I am today.”


Whitney Rodriguez, MA Sociology, '11

"As the research manager for one of the largest college access organizations in the country, I coordinate an array of research projects, including an RCT with Harvard and a process evaluation for the US Department of Treasury and the President’s Advisory Council. Without a doubt, my MA coursework in Sociology significantly enhanced my methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities! I can confidently design and conduct a rigorous research project, with the right sampling and analysis methods that allow me to isolate program effects and produce valid, reliable results. The MA program in Sociology was the starting point I needed to build a successful research career."