Sociology - M.A. and Ph.D. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
The Ph.D. in Sociology prepares students for research and teaching careers in higher education and for research-based careers in both the public and private sectors. The program offers specializations in crime, deviance, criminal justice, and health and health care (including mental health), social inequalities (race, class, gender), and social psychology.
Applications for admission are accepted from those who will have a completed baccalaureate or master's degree upon starting the program. It is limited to students whose records clearly indicate both scholarly and research potential to do doctoral-level work. For applicants who will have a completed master's degree from another institution upon starting the program, the master's degree/thesis and up to 12 credit hours of relevant coursework with a grad of "B" (3.0) or better from accredited institutions may be accepted for transfer towards the doctoral degree, subject to approval by the Sociology Department and college dean. However, all students who enter the program with an M.A. earned at another institution must take "Profession and Ethical Issues in Sociology" (SOC 72002). This course cannot be waived. If the M.A. is not complete upon admission, students must complete it before the start of the second semester after they begin the program.
M.A.: Requirements for the intermediate M.A. degree amount to 34 total credit hours. This includes 14 hours of required courses, 6 hours for the project and 14 hours of electives.
Complete a dissertation and successfully defend it in an oral examination.
Alpha Kappa Delta, Graduate Student Senate, Pi Gamma Mu, Sociologists for Women in Society
Graduate assistantships, Group Processes Research Laboratory, Survey Research Laboratory
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