Sociology

MA Thesis-Based Program

Normally, a four-year BA degree (honors degree preferred) majoring in Sociology, or the equivalent, is required. Applicants must have previously completed coursework in statistics (SOC 210), research methodology (SOC 315), and two sociological theory courses (two of SOC 212, 332, 333, and 334), or their equivalents, and at least one single-term course in macrosociology and in social psychology (broadly defined to include related coursework). 

Students in the MA thesis program are required to take a minimum of 6 single-term courses at the 500 or 600-level.
Specific requirements include the following:

Required Courses:

Credits:

SOC 533 Seminar in Research Design

*3

One of:

SOC 531 Seminar in the History of Sociological Thought

*3

SOC 535 Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theory

One of:

SOC 509 Multivariable Sociological Analysis

*3

SOC 515 Quantitative Methods in Social Research

One of:

SOC 518 Qualitative Methods in Social Research

*3

SOC 519 Comparative & Historical Methods in Social Research

Plus:

Two optional courses in Sociology, or another department with approval of the Sociology Graduate office.

*6

Ethics Training - Students will attend the SOC 605 lecture on ethics and complete the online Graduate Student Ethics training course to meet this requirement.

MA Thesis

*6

Total Program Credits:

*24