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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 30, 2022
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology, MA

Requirements for the Master’s Degree

For the MA, students must earn 36 credits in approved graduate courses. The 36 credits must include completion of the nine credit core course sequence: Research Design, Social Theory, Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods, as well as at least 14 credits of elective graduate coursework in the sociology program with grades of B or better.

Students also write and defend a master’s thesis for which they receive up to 6 credits.

Remaining credits may be earned with sociology electives (which may include 3 credits of directed study) or graduate coursework in other programs.

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