Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology M.A. — Applied Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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 — 30 Credits

Required Sociology Credits — 21 credits

SOC 539Seminar in Sociological Practice


SOC 552Applied Social Theory


SOC 597Special Topics in Inequality


SOC 660Applied Social Research


SOC 691Research Internship

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SOC 691: Take 6 credits

Take one of the following (both preferred):

SOC 562Social Statistics


SOC 563Qualitative Methods


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.