Curriculum

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.A. AND PH.D. DEGREES

The Master’s Degree in Sociology is ordinarily earned as part of the work toward the Ph.D. The following requirements for the M.A. degree are to be completed by the student’s fourth semester:

  • Soc. 301, Classical Sociological Theory
  • Soc. 302, Contemporary Sociology Theory
  • Soc. 310, Sociological Inquiry: Introduction to Research Methods
  • Soc. 311, Statistics (Multivariate Analysis I)
  • Soc. 312, Statistics (Multivariate Analysis II)
  • Soc.323, Teaching Workshop
  • Soc. 373, Workshop on Sociological Criticism
  • 15 hours of elective course work (including one additional methods seminar, two survey seminars, and one special topic seminar)
  • Pass the Master’s Paper

Total credit hours required for the M.A.: 36

To earn the Ph.D., students must first complete all requirements for the M.A. Additional requirements for the Ph.D.:

  • 36 additional hours of electives
  • Pass two Special Area Exams
  • Satisfactory defense of dissertation proposal
  • Completed dissertation
  • Satisfactory defense of dissertation

Total credit hours required for the Ph.D. degree: 72

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