Master Program in Sociology

Master Program in Sociology

              Master Program in Sociology at the American University of Central Asia is to start in the fall of 2016 by the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic #331/1 dated 17.03.2016 (LD150000997).

            Master Program in Sociology at the American University of Central Asia is one of the few master programs in the field of sociology in Kyrgyzstan that trains professional sociologists. To enter this Master Program, you are required to have an undergraduate degree in social sciences.

            It is a two-year program that offers a Master Degree in three areas of specialization:

  • Gender Studies
  • Social and Business Research Methods
  • Political Sociology


In order to enter the Master Program in Sociology, you must submit:

  1. Filled application form. AUCA Admission Application Form available at
  2. Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Specialist Diploma or if currently enrolled in university, a certificate certifying that an applicant is in the last year (Note: Upon admission to AUCA, the original copy of Bachelor's Degree / Specialist Diploma or confirmation of degree completion must be submitted to the Office of Admissions)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. English language proficiency. For English Proficiency, students must take one of the following exams:
  • AUCA English Language Proficiency Test (minimum requirement: 480);
  • Official TOEFL Certificate (minimum TOEFL requirement: 54 internet (iBT); 480 paper-based test (PBT);
  • Official IELTS Certificate (minimum IELTS requirement: 5.0).

Applicants are exempt if

  • English is the exclusive language of instruction at the undergraduate institution;
  • Applicants have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university not more than 5 years prior to the anticipated semester of enrollment.

Successful applicants whose English Proficiency exam scores are lower than the minimum requirements may be admitted conditionally and required to complete an Intensive English Language course prior to the start of the program.

  1. Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words describing your interests, career and academic objectives and ambitions in the field of anthropology, and how the MA programs can help you to achieve those goals).
  2. Two recommendation letters (from professors or other individuals familiar with the student's intellectual abilities).
  3. Copy of passport information pages and for non-Kyrgyz citizens living in Kyrgyzstan, a copy of the Kyrgyz Republic visa page (international students must check in with the Student Visa and Registration Coordinator within 2 days of arrival to submit copies of their Kyrgyz Visa and complete Ministry of Foreign Affairs registration paperwork)
  4. 2 photographs (3 x 4 cm)


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028