Master of Arts in Sociology

(30 or 36 semester credit hours)

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 science research methods, and social statistics

Major/Emphasis

9-27 semester credit hours

Minor

Optional, 6 semester credit hours

Final Examination

Written examination; may be repeated twice.

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
SOCI 5113Statistical Methods in Sociology (or equivalent)3
SOCI 5313Research Methods and Design3
SOCI 5343Seminar in Sociological Theory3
Electives
Select 15 semester credit hours from the following:15
Methods of Teaching Sociology
Theories in Social Psychology
Social Stratification
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Family: Current Topics
Medical Sociology
Seminar on Sociological Theory
Seminar on Research Methods
Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization
Other electives may be chosen, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Thesis
SOCI 5983Thesis3
SOCI 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Non-thesis option (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
SOCI 5113Statistical Methods in Sociology (or equivalent)3
SOCI 5313Research Methods and Design3
SOCI 5343Seminar in Sociological Theory3
Electives
Select 9 three semester credit hour courses from the following:27
Methods of Teaching Sociology
Theories in Social Psychology
Social Stratification
Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Family: Current Topics
Medical Sociology
Seminar on Sociological Theory
Seminar on Research Methods
Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization
Other electives may be selected, subject to approval by graduate advisor or advisory committee.
Total Semester Credit Hours36