Sociology, MA

This degree is only awarded to students who enter the doctoral degree program in sociology without an advanced degree in sociology. Students may qualify to receive an MA degree upon completing the program requirements listed here. Please see the PhD in Sociology for more information about this program. No students will be admitted directly into this program to pursue a master's degree.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Milestones

Annual review

Tracks

Complete one of the following tracks:

Academic Track

Foundations
A grade of B or higher is required in each foundations course:
SOCL 7200Foundations of Social Theory 14
SOCL 7201Foundations of Social Theory 24
Research Methods
INSH 6300Research Methods in the Social Sciences4
Statistical Methods
INSH 6500Statistical Analysis4
Electives
Complete 14 semester hours from the following:14
SOCL 5000–7990

Applied Track

Foundations
A grade of B or higher is required:
SOCL 7200Foundations of Social Theory 14
Research Methods
INSH 6300Research Methods in the Social Sciences4
Statistical Methods
INSH 6500Statistical Analysis4
Advanced Methods
Complete one of the following:4
Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods
Multivariate Analysis 1
Multivariate Analysis 2
Advanced Data Analysis
Crime Mapping
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Analysis
Advanced Methodological and Quantitative Techniques
Qualitative Methods in Health and Illness
Big Data for Cities
Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Policy
Techniques of Program Evaluation
Electives
Complete 14 semester hours from the following:14
SOCL 5000–7990

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.00 GPA required