Admission Requirements -- UPDATED FOR FALL 2013
The Department of Sociolopgy at Kent State University no longer offers a terminal master's degree (i.e. students do not enter our graduate program with the intention of earning an M.A. only). Rather, for students who will enter our program with a B.A., the Master of Arts in Sociology is an intermediate degree required of students in our department as they work towards a Ph.D. in sociology.
Doctoral program aspirants who do not hold the M.A. upon starting our doctoral program must complete all the requirements for the (intermediate) masterâ€™s degree, which amount to 34 total credit hours, including 14 hours of required courses, 14 hours of electives, and 6 hours of Thesis I (62199) toward completing and successfully defending a master's thesis.
In short, all students interested in our graduate program should apply to the doctoral program. As mentioned above, students accepted into the program that enter with a B.A. will earn an M.A. along the way toward completing the doctoral degree.
See our Doctoral Program page for more details, including admission standards and basic program requirements.
An M.A.-level Graduate Assistantship carries an award of $11,500 per academic year, a remission of tuition, and health benefits.