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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Master of Arts Degree Requirements

Degree plans will be updated in Spring 2014.

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.

To see what courses to take and when, see below or download the checklist to the right.

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.

For instructions on how to submit your thesis, see the Forms and Instructions page.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR SOC 698B THE SEMESTER YOU PLAN TO GRADUATE.

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