Graduate Degree - Sociology - Master of Arts

Sociology - Master of Arts
Program Code:
4535 Sociology
Program Level:
Award Type:
Master of Arts
Start Term:
College of Social Science
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Department of Sociology
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College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Graduate Study
Sociology - Master of Arts

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Sociology 

The program is available only under Plan A (with thesis).  The student must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Complete 30 credits including:  
  a. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
    SOC 801 Global Transformations 3
    SOC 815 Classical Sociological Theory 3
    SOC 881 Analysis of Social Data I 3
    SOC 885 Methods of Sociological Inquiry 3
  b. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
    SOC 954 Techniques of Population Analysis 3
    SOC 985 Qualitative Field Research 3
    SOC 986 Survey Research Principles 3
    SOC 989 Topics in Sociological Methodology 3
  c. At least three courses in one of the department's major research theme areas of concentration.  
  d. Complete 4 to 8 credits of Sociology 899 Master's Thesis Research.  
2. Present the thesis at a colloquium of the faculty who are associated with the student's major research theme area of concentration.  The presentation must be acceptable to the faculty and be suitable for presentation at a professional meeting or publication in a professional journal.  
3. Participate in the teaching assistant workshop offered by the department.  
4. Participate in the Sociology Graduate Seminar for First–Year Students.