Graduate Course Plan

The program requires students to take a minimum of 33 credits. 15 - 18 of those credits are required courses; 15 credits are electives. A minimum of 15 of the 33 credits must be 6600 level courses.

In addition to the required and elective courses, students must pass a written comprehensive examination, defend their thesis prospectus and final thesis, and complete a master thesis.

All courses are either 5500 or 6600 level courses in sociology, or other graduate courses approved by the sociology graduate director.

Plan of Study
Final Program of Study

Required Courses

  • SOC 5502 - Proseminar
  • SOC 5508 - Advanced Statistics
  • SOC 6600 - Comparative Theories
  • SOC 6603 - Topics in Social Science Research Methods
  • SOC 6650 - Thesis

Electives

  • SOC 6601 - Selected Theories (e.g. Goffman)
  • SOC 6605 - Social Organizations (e.g. The Hospital)
  • SOC 6607 - Global Racial Formations
  • SOC 6615 - Social Institutions (e.g. History of Social Institutions; Medicine and Society)
  • SOC 6620 - Philosophy of Social Science
  • SOC 6613 - Social Behavior
  • SOC 6621 - Interdisciplinary Topics (e.g. Buddist Sociology, War)
  • SOC 5531 - Criminology
  • SOC 5562 - Power, Class, and Prestige
  • SOC 5567 - Community Networking
  • SOC 5591/5599 - Topics (e.g. Elite Crime, Family and TV, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Sport)

See the Graduate Catalog for course details.

For questions about the Program of Study, Theses, Petitions, Examinations, or Graduation, please contact Gesine Hearn, 208-282-4947