Master of Arts in the Field of Sociology

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

36 credits, including 15 credits in required courses, 9 credits in primary and secondary field courses, six credits in elective courses, and 6 credits of thesis.

Required
SOC 6230Sociological Research Methods
SOC 6231Data Analysis
SOC 6232Qualitative Methodology: Doing Field Research
or SOC 6240 Field Research in Organizational Settings
SOC 6238Development of Sociological Theory
SOC 6239Contemporary Sociological Theory
Primary and secondary fields
Students take two courses in a primary field of specialization and one course in a secondary field of specialization. Fields of specialization are criminology, social inequality, and urban sociology. With the consent of an advisor, one graduate course in a related department or program can be used for either one of the primary required courses or for the the secondary required course.
Electives
Any two other Sociology (SOC) courses at the 6000 level or above..
SOC 6295 may be taken once (3 credits) toward degree requirements
Thesis
Six credits of the following taken in the final two semesters:
SOC 6998Thesis Research
SOC 6999Thesis Research