Department of Sociology and Social Work
Chair and Associate Professor Pierson
Professors Aho, Bryan, Sarraf
Associate Professor Cutchen
Assistant Professors Cowles, Durham, Oakes
Master of Arts in Sociology
In addition to the criteria for admission to the Graduate School, students must submit GRE advanced sociology test scores.
Required courses are: SOC 508, Advanced Sociological Methods (may be taken as SOC 408 as an undergraduate); SOC 600, Comparative Sociological Theories; SOC 603, Seminar: Topics in Methods; SOC 650, Thesis. The remaining credits are to be composed of approved electives of which no more than nine credits are to be at the 500 level. No more than one-third of the total accumulated graduate hours may come from SOC g482, SOC 649, and SOC 650. Other requirements include the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal presentation and an oral defense of the completed thesis.
Before students are formally admitted to candidacy for the M.A., they must pass the written comprehensive examination and achieve minimum specified standards on the GRE.