An M.A. in SOCIOLOGY is offered as the first step in the PhD., and  it requires:

  1. A minimum of 31 credit hours at the graduate level 600 of which 6 must be taken in thesis work.
  2. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be transferred from acceptable graduate institutions.
  3. 3 credit hours of course work may be earned in a related discipline. Such course selections must have prior departmental approval.
  4. Submission and successful defense of a thesis in accordance with current Graduate School policy.
  5. The completion of all other requirements stated in sections of the Bulletin that specify Requirements for the Master’s Degree and General Information.
  6. For more details, consult the Guide to Graduate Study in Sociology available through the Sociology Department website.

  7. Course work must include:
    SOC 601Classical Sociological Theory3
    SOC 604Proseminar in Sociology1
    SOC 610Advanced Research Methods3
    or SOC 613 Qualitative Research Methods
    SOC 611Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I3
    Select one of the following:
    SOC 615Class Structure and Social Stratification3
    or SOC 616 Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives
    Three additional courses 19
    SOC 810Master's Thesis6
    Total Credit Hours31

 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.