Graduate 2019-2020

Sociology M.A. — Applied Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Sociology M.A.

The master’s program in Sociology emphasizes the application of sociological theory and research methods to various social problems experienced by groups, communities, organizations, schools, and governmental bodies. The applied emphasis program culminates in a professional research report based on the research internship experience.

Degree Requirements

Required Sociology Credits — 21 credits

SOC 539Seminar in Sociological Practice

3

SOC 552Applied Social Theory

3

SOC 597Special Topics in Inequality

3

SOC 660Applied Social Research

3

SOC 691Research Internship

1- 9

SOC 691: Take 6 credits

Take one of the following (both preferred):

SOC 562Social Statistics

3

SOC 563Qualitative Methods

3

Elective Credits — 9 credits

Elective credits may be any 500 or 600 level courses in Sociology.

Professional Research Report:

The professional research report is completed in conjunction with six SOC 691 Research Internship credit hours to be taken in 3-credit increments. In consultation with their advisor, students work with their internship site supervisor to plan and conduct a research project which culminates in a professional research report.