Graduate 2019-2020

Sociology M.A. — Thesis 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 thesis emphasis program culminates in a thesis research project.

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 699Thesis

1- 6

SOC 699:  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.

Thesis

The thesis requires six SOC 699 credit hours to be taken in 3-credit increments. Completion of the thesis requires oral defenses of the proposal and the final draft before a faculty committee. Students who are interested in conducting a thesis project must consult their advisor and apply for this option to the Sociology graduate faculty during their second semester of study.