Master of Arts in Sociology

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

Thesis Option: 30 semester credit hours, including 6 semester credit hours for thesis

Non-thesis Option: 36 semester credit hours

Required

9 semester credit hours, 3 semester credit hours each in sociological theory, social sciences research methods, and social science statistics

Major/Emphasis

9-27 semester credit hours

Minor

Optional, 6 semester credit hours

Final Examination

Written and oral examination; may be repeated twice.

Master of Arts in Sociology Program of Study (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (9 SCH)
Select any approved master's level course in Social Statistics3
SOCI 5343Seminar in Sociological Theory3
SOCI 6203Seminar on Research Methods3
or SOCI 5773 Qualitative Research Methods
Electives (15 SCH)
Select 15 semester credit hours from the following:15
Methods of Teaching Sociology
Theories in Social Psychology
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Family: Current Topics
Medical Sociology
Qualitative Research Methods
Seminar on Sociological Theory
Seminar on Research Methods
Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization
Social Stratification
Other electives may be chosen, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Thesis (6 SCH)
SOCI 5983Thesis3
SOCI 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Non-thesis option (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (9 SCH)
Select any approved master's level course in Social Statistics3
SOCI 5343Seminar in Sociological Theory3
SOCI 6203Seminar on Research Methods3
or SOCI 5773 Qualitative Research Methods
Electives (27 SCH)
Select 9 three semester credit hour courses from the following:27
Methods of Teaching Sociology
Theories in Social Psychology
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Family: Current Topics
Medical Sociology
Qualitative Research Methods
Seminar on Sociological Theory
Seminar on Research Methods
Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization
Social Stratification
Other electives may be selected, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Total Semester Credit Hours36