Sociology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Core Coursework
Sociological Theory
Select 6 hours of approved coursework.6
Research Methods/Statistics
Select 15 hours of approved Research Methods/Statistics coursework.15
Two Comprehensive Areas
Select 12 hours from two approved comprehensive areas.12
Hours Subtotal33
Electives 1
Select 39-42 hours, based on number of dissertation hours. 139-42
Hours Subtotal39-42
Doctoral Thesis 1
Select 15-18 hours, depending on elective hours. 115-18
Hours Subtotal15-18
Pro-Seminar
Select 1 hour of approved Pro-Seminar coursework.1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 91 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Core Coursework
Sociological Theory
Select 6 hours of approved coursework.6
Research Methods/Statistics
Select 15 hours of approved Research Methods/Statistics coursework.15
Two Comprehensive Areas
Select 12 hours from two approved comprehensive areas.12
Hours Subtotal33
Electives 1
Select 39-42 hours, based on number of dissertation hours. 139-42
Hours Subtotal39-42
Doctoral Thesis 1
Select 15-18 hours, depending on elective hours. 115-18
Hours Subtotal15-18
Pro-Seminar
Select 1 hour of approved Pro-Seminar coursework.1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours91

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval