Master of Arts Degree Requirements
A total of 30 semester hours of graduate work must be completed in graduate status, 24 hours of coursework, plus 6 hours devoted to the M.A. thesis. No graduate credit will be given for undergraduate courses. Download a printer-friendly PDF version of this checklist.
MA Coursework Checklist
- Statistics (6 hrs)
SOC 384L (completed in the first semester)
SOC 385L (completed in the second semester)
- Methods (3 hrs)
SOC 387J (completed in the first semester)
- Theory (6 hrs)
SOC 394K.3 (completed in the first semester)
SOC 394K.2 (completed in the second semester)
- Elective (3 hrs)
Any Sociology course, EXCEPT
SOC 389.6 Demography Training Seminar or
SOC 398T Supervised Teaching
- Out of Department (6 hrs)
Graduate-level courses outside the Sociology department as approved by the Graduate Adviser. These courses need not be taken in a single department. The 6 hours must be graduate courses.
- Thesis (6 hrs)
SOC 698A & SOC 698B
The student registers for 698A one time only (after s/he has submitted the Application for MA Candidacy), and 698B for all subsequent semesters until the thesis is completed. A grade will be awarded for the thesis upon its completion and approval of the supervising professor.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR SOC 698B THE SEMESTER YOU PLAN TO GRADUATE!