Sociology, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 34

Program Code: M845

  • This program is Thesis Only.

Required Courses

Required Courses
SOC 5283Fundamentals of Sociological Statistics3
SOC 5293Advanced Methods of Social Research3
SOC 5483Advanced Regression Analysis3
SOC 5683Categorical, Panel, and Advanced Statistical Analyses3
SOC 5821Professionalization Seminar1
SOC 5933Sociological Theory3
SOC 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
Choose 15 hours of elective coursework 115
Total Credit Hours34

12 or more hours must be housed in the Department of Sociology at the 5000-level or above. The remaining 3 hours of electives may be Directed Readings (SOC 5960), a cross-listed course housed outside the department or another course outside the department. 

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.