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Graduate Studies

MA Degree Requirements

The Department of Sociology does not admit students to a Masters program. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program get a Masters degree along the way.

  • 12 credit hours in four required courses with a grade of B or better;
  • 6 credit hours in sociology courses numbered 600 or above;
  • 12 additional graduate-course credit hours in Sociology or related disciplines. Sociology 513 may be used to satisfy part of this requirement;
  • 0 credit hour Professional Development Seminar

The four required courses for the MA (each carrying 3 credit hours) are:

  • Sociology 600 - Introduction to Field Research and Interviewing¬†
  • Sociology 611 - Sociological Theory
  • Sociology 606 - Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sociology 714 - Intermediate Social Statistics