Master of Arts in Sociology
The Master of Arts in Sociology has been suspended and no new applications are being accepted at this time.
The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
- A minimum of twenty semester hours of undergraduate sociology or related fields with an overall grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.0), a GPA of at least 3.25 for the last two years of undergraduate study; and 3.25 GPA in their major.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- Approved status presupposes some undergraduate training in methods of social research, statistics, and sociological theory and social psychology with a minimum grade of B in each.
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in a sociology track, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
- At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
- A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
- Program work must include 7-9 credits in courses for a chosen sociology track, including approved courses from other designated university departments.
- Program must include a systematic treatment of the field of sociological theory plus sufficient training in research methods and statistical techniques to assure understanding and competence in their use.
- Required Courses (grade of “B” or better is required for all of the following):
|SOC 500||Professional Seminar||1|
|SOC 510||Sociological Inquiry||3|
|SOC 511||Contemporary Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 520||Advanced Research Design||3|
|SOC 521||Advanced Statistical Methods||3|
|Select two of the following:|
|Seminar in Research Methods|
|Seminar in Social Problems|
|Seminar in Sociology|
|Seminar in Social Policy|
|Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship|
7-9 credits of electives as determined by the student and their advisor
|College Teaching Track|
|The College Student|
|Assessment in Higher Education|
|Criminal Justice Track|
|Historical Perspectives in Criminology|
|Contemporary Perspectives in Criminology|
|Human Nature and Crime|
|Theories of Punishment|
|Seminar in Juvenile Justice|
|Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy|
|Seminar in Rural Justice Issues|
|Seminar in Tribal Justice Systems|
For CJ courses, the prerequisite requiring admission to the Criminal Justice Ph.D. program will be waived for Sociology MA students pursuing the Criminal Justice track.
|Health and Human Services Track|