Sociology, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 31 Hours

Required Coursework
Sociological Theory
Select 3 hours6
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Social Research Methods
Select 6 hours3
Social Research Design
Qualitative Research Methods
Advanced Qualitative Sociological Research
Seminar in Sociology
Statistics
Select 3 hours3
Quantitative Analysis of Social Research
Seminar in Sociology
Additional Sociology Courses
Select 12 hours12
Seminar in Social Inequality and Stratification
Gender and Society
Gender and the Middle East
American Pluralism, Race and Ethnicity in American Life
Seminar in Environmental Sociology
Seminar in Environmental Justice
Sociology of Disaster
Seminar on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Deviance and Criminology
Sociology of Law and Punishment
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Seminar in Sociology
Hours Subtotal24
Thesis
Select 6 hours of approved thesis coursework.6
Hours Subtotal6
Pro-Seminar
Select 1 hour of approved pro-seminar coursework.1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours31

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Coursework
Sociological Theory
Select 3 hours6
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Social Research Methods
Select 6 hours3
Social Research Design
Qualitative Research Methods
Advanced Qualitative Sociological Research
Seminar in Sociology
Statistics
Select 3 hours3
Quantitative Analysis of Social Research
Seminar in Sociology
Additional Sociology Courses
Select 16 hours16
Seminar in Social Inequality and Stratification
Gender and Society
Gender and the Middle East
American Pluralism, Race and Ethnicity in American Life
Seminar in Environmental Sociology
Seminar in Environmental Justice
Sociology of Disaster
Seminar on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Deviance and Criminology
Sociology of Law and Punishment
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Seminar in Sociology
Hours Subtotal28
Creative Component
SOC 5013Creative Component in Sociology3
Hours Subtotal3
Pro-Seminar
Select 1 hour of approved pro-seminar coursework.1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours32

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.