Majoring in sociology at UTA
The major program of study in sociology has three principal objectives:
A major in sociology requires the completion of 13 courses in sociology, including 4 required courses and 1 course in anthropology. Our course offerings are sufficiently broad to incorporate a variety of individual interests.
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The Fast Track Program
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why should I pursue a Master's Degree in Sociology at UTA?
The graduate program in sociology is designed to provide students with a firm substantive background that is appropriate preparation both for those students for whom the M.A. is the final degree and for those who intend to pursue a Ph.D.
Students may attend either part- or full-time. Most of the graduate courses meet one afternoon or evening a week.
These courses are taught by experienced and dedicated faculty who are known nationally and internationally for their expertise.
What are my job prospects?
For more information on careers in sociology, see the Employment Section at the American Sociological Association's web page and also the list of job-related sites in the section for current students.
Do I have to have a bachelor's degree in sociology to apply?
What are the requirements for admission?
Is any financial assistance available?
See the Sociology and Anthropology section of the Graduate Catalog for a description. For information on scholarships and other forms of financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
How long will it take to finish the degree?
The thesis option requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 hours of coursework in sociology, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, plus the six hour thesis (SOCI 5698).
The thesis substitute option requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of coursework in sociology, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, plus the three hour thesis substitute project (SOCI 5393).
The non-thesis option requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 33 hours of coursework, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, plus the three hour non-thesis course (SOCI 5385).
The minimum requirements for a Master's degree are listed in the Graduate Catalog. The requirements for the thesis, thesis substitute, and non-thesis options are also listed in the Sociology and Anthropology section of the Graduate Catalog.
What courses will I have to take?
How do I apply?
What type of housing is available?
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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