Welcome to MSA

The Missouri Sociological Association is a statewide collaboration between higher learning institutions and professional agencies as it relates to the discipline of sociology. It is an interdisciplinary association that strives to conduct meaningful discourse about the state of Missouri, its social challenges, policy, and trends, and serves as a proxy for social change.

As we watch the changes in society we understand that as sociologist we need to make our voices heard. We need to grow our discipline and return to some of the foundational principles of our discipline, theory, evidence based research the development of critical thinking skills and community engagement. In the last 10 years sociological presence in higher education has been in a steady state of decline in Missouri. Several programs have even closed and in many institutions sociology classes have been relegated to simple general education requirements.

Our mission is to promote the professional development and careers of our members by fostering an environment of collegiality and collaboration; to encourage cooperative work among persons engaged in the scientific study of interpersonal, social and cultural relations; to communicate advances in sociological knowledge among the members and society-at-large; to stimulate greater public interest in research and social science curriculums; and e) to advance successful teaching in the classroom and application in the field.

MSA Conference 2020

MSA conference brings together universities, community colleges, nonprofits, publishing companies, and other organizations every fall to celebrate the discipline and encourage growth in the social sciences.

Due to COVID-19, information for the 2020 Missouri Sociological Association has yet to be annouced. For questions regarding the event, please contact MSA president Robin Miller (rmiller@drury.edu).

Missouri Electronic Journal of Sociology

MEJS is an online journal established by the Missouri Sociological Association. The journal features peer-reviewed articles of the academic, graduate, and advanced undergraduate levels. The journal primarily focuses on socialogoical themes relating to Missouri life and culture.

Click here to read our most recent volume.