Master of Arts in Sociology (Criminology Concentration)

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

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
SOCI 5113Statistical Methods in Sociology (or equivalent)3
SOCI 5313Research Methods and Design3
SOCI 5473Foundations of Classical Sociological Theories3
or SOCI 5483 Foundations of Contemporary Sociological Theories
Electives
Select 9 semester credit hours (3 three semester credit hour courses) from the following:9
Sociology of Terrorism
Criminology Theories
Globalization, Crime, and Justice
Comparative Criminology
Deviant Behavior
Contemporary Criminology
Race, Crime, and Justice
Select 6 semester credit hours (2 three semester credit hour courses) from the following:6
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Feminist Theories
Seminar on Research Methods
Intermediate Social Statistics
Global and Comparative Sociology
Social Psychology Theory
Social Stratification
Sociology of Terrorism
Health and Illness
Criminology Theories
Globalization, Crime, and Justice
Comparative Criminology
Deviant Behavior
Contemporary Criminology
Race, Crime, and Justice
Other electives may be chosen, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Thesis
SOCI 5983Thesis3
SOCI 5993Thesis3
Total SCHs30

Non-thesis option (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
SOCI 5113Statistical Methods in Sociology (or equivalent)3
SOCI 5313Research Methods and Design3
SOCI 5473Foundations of Classical Sociological Theories3
or SOCI 5483 Foundations of Contemporary Sociological Theories
Electives
Select 9 semester credit hours (3 three semester credit hour courses) from the following:9
Sociology of Terrorism
Criminology Theories
Globalization, Crime, and Justice
Comparative Criminology
Deviant Behavior
Contemporary Criminology
Race, Crime, and Justice
Select 18 semester credit hours (6 three semester credit hour courses) from the following:18
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Feminist Theories
Seminar on Research Methods
Intermediate Social Statistics
Global and Comparative Sociology
Social Psychology Theory
Social Stratification
Sociology of Terrorism
Health and Illness
Criminology Theories
Globalization, Crime, and Justice
Comparative Criminology
Deviant Behavior
Contemporary Criminology
Race, Crime, and Justice
Other electives may be selected, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Total SCHs36

Required

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

Major/Emphasis

15 or 27 semester credit hours, depending on thesis option or non-thesis option.

Minor

Optional, 6 semester credit hours may be taken from another discipline to count toward the MA degree in sociology. Subject to approval by the department.

Final Examination

Written examination; may be repeated twice.