The Master of Arts in Sociology requires a total of 33 credit hours. Most students complete the degree in two years. The average course load is 9 credit hours per semester. The following 15-hours of core courses are required:
Readings in Sociological Theory
Survey Research Methods
Advanced Sociological Data Analysis
To complete the remaining 18 hours, students choose from the following options: Thesis, Institutional Research Certificate, Teaching Certificate, or additional course work in methods and statistics. The department encourages students to write a master's thesis. Writing the thesis requires you to work closely with a faculty member on a project of original research. You may earn up to six credit hours for thesis work. Most students write a thesis during the second year of graduate work.
For detailed information on degree requirements, see the Graduate Catalog.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Jun Xu
North Quad 214
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