Sociology, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. 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

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 Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level