Master of Arts in Sociology

Sociology MA

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant positions available to qualified students.
  • Required classes offered in late afternoons/early evenings on rotating basis.
  • Full-time and part-time options available.
  • MA in Sociology may be combined with graduate work in other programs.
  • Fast-track available to qualified students to shorten time to degree.

Sociology Fast Track Program

NON-THESIS TRACK

The Non-Thesis degree plan is designed for students who wish to complete a written essay synthesizing their coursework in response to one of two supplied prompts. The non-thesis degree plan requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 hours of coursework, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, and the three hour non-thesis course SOCI 5385.

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THESIS SUBSTITUTE TRACK

The Thesis-substitute degree plan is designed for students who wish to complete an academic literature review, research design, or an internship report on a selected sociological topic of personal interest. The thesis-substitute degree plan requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 33 hours of coursework, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, and the three hour thesis substitute course SOCI 5393.

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THESIS TRACK

The Thesis degree plan is designed for students who wish to research and write a substantial, original empirical or theoretical work on a sociological topic of personal interest. The thesis degree plan requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of coursework, including core courses in theory, methods, and statistics, and the six hour thesis course SOCI 5698.

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