Sociology - Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Sociology

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • At least half of all credits earned must be at the 500-level; however, with few exceptions, 300 and 400-level courses may also be applied to the graduate degree. All undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit require a "graduate increment" consisting of additional reading or writing.

  • Students will formally express interest in one of these two options during the spring semester of their first year.

    • Students interested in the thesis option will submit a brief proposal for their project. The SOCI faculty will review all thesis proposals, select a sub-set of proposals to support, and assign a faculty mentor to each selected project.

    • Students interested in the applied sociological experience option will work with their faculty advisor to select several appropriate field sites for their applied experience, and will apply for internships at that site

  • Graduate students must have previously taken or plan to take SOCI 455: Classical Social Theory or an equivalent.

Summary

Core Courses

9

Additional Requirements

6

Electives

15

Total Hours

30


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

3

SOCI 520

Contemporary Social Theory

3

SOCI 538

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

3

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 561

Qualitative Methods

3

SOCI 562

Quantitative Methods

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Additional Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course for the thesis option:

SOCI 599

Thesis/Professional Paper

6

OR

Complete the following course for the applied experience option:

SOCI 590

Sociology Internship

6

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C