Masters of Sociology Program

Program Requirements

  • 30 credits
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Required Courses
    • SOC 401 Classical Social Theory
    • SOC 410 Statistics for Sociological Inquiry
    • SOC 461 Seminar in Sociology
    • SOC 411 Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative
    • SOC 412 Advanced Research methods: Quantitative

Typical Two-Year Program

First year, fall semester:

  • SOC 401 Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 410 Statistics for Sociological Inquiry
  • SOC 461 Seminar in Sociology

First year, spring semester:

  • SOC 411 Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative
  • SOC 412 Advanced Research methods: Quantitative
  • 1 elective

Comprehensive Exam in May

Second year, fall semester (Must take 9 credits to remain full time):

  • SOC 413 Research Practicum or SOC 490 Thesis
  • 2 electives

Second year, spring semester (Must take 9 credits to remain full time or fill out full time certification paperwork):

  • SOC 413 Research Practicum or SOC 490 Thesis
  • 1-2 electives