An M.A. in SOCIOLOGY is offered as the first step in the PhD., and it requires:
- A minimum of 31 credit hours at the graduate level 600 of which 6 must be taken in thesis work.
- A maximum of 6 credit hours can be transferred from acceptable graduate institutions.
- 3 credit hours of course work may be earned in a related discipline. Such course selections must have prior departmental approval.
- Submission and successful defense of a thesis in accordance with current Graduate School policy.
- The completion of all other requirements stated in sections of the Bulletin that specify Requirements for the Master’s Degree and General Information.
For more details, consult the Guide to Graduate Study in Sociology available through the Sociology Department website.
- Course work must include:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours SOC 601 Classical Sociological Theory 3 SOC 604 Proseminar in Sociology 1 SOC 609 SOCIAL STATISTICS 3 SOC 610 Advanced Research Methods 3 or SOC 613 Qualitative Research Methods SOC 611 Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I 3 Select one of the following: SOC 615 Class Structure and Social Stratification 3 or SOC 616 Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives Three additional courses 1 9 SOC 810 Master's Thesis 6 Total Credit Hours 31
These electives should include anticipated Ph.D. courses.
Note: Funded full time students will complete 36 credits as a result of funding requirements. These should include beginning PhD. courses.