NOTE: All incoming graduate students are admitted to the Ph.D. program and must be committed to pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The Graduate Program in Sociology at the University of Miami does not accept students who aspire to earn a terminal M.A. degree.

Curriculum Requirements

SOC 601Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 604Proseminar in Sociology1
SOC 609Social Statistics3
SOC 610Advanced Research Methods3
or SOC 613 Qualitative Research Methods
SOC 611Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I3
Four additional courses 1, 212
SOC 810Master's Thesis6
Additional Requirements
Students must submit and successfully defend a thesis in accordance with graduate school policy
Total Credit Hours31

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
SOC 601 Classical Sociological Theory 3
SOC 604 Proseminar in Sociology 1
SOC 609 Social Statistics 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours10
Spring
SOC 610 or 613 Advanced Research Methods
or Qualitative Research Methods
3
SOC 611 Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Year Two
Fall
Elective 3
Elective 3
SOC 810 Master's Thesis 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
Elective 3
Elective 3
SOC 810 Master's Thesis 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours37