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Master of Arts Program Requirements

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:

PREFIX

 NUMBER

  TITLE

 CREDIT HOURS

 SOC

 600

 Sociological Inquiry

 3

 SOC

 603

 Readings in Sociological Theory

 3

 SOC

 681

 Survey Research Methods

 3

 SOC

 682

 Social Statistics

 3

 SOC

 684

 Advanced Sociological Data Analysis

 3

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
Graduate Director
North Quad 214
Phone: 765-285-4488