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.