Suggested Graduate Program of Study

Fall Semester Year 1

  • SOC 5502 - Proseminar*
  • SOC 5508 - Advanced Statistics*
  • SOC 6600 - Comparative Theories*
  • SOC 5513 - Mind, Self, and Society or SOC 591 Elite Deviance

Spring Semester Year 1

  • SOC 6615 - Social Institutions
  • SOC 6603 - Social Science Research Methods*
  • SOC 6621 - Interdisciplinary Topics
  • SOC 5531 - Criminology or SOC 567 Community Networking

Summer Semester Year 1

  • SOC 6649 - Independent Studies

Written Comprehensive Exams in August

Fall Semester Year 2 - Thesis Proposal Presentation during the fall semester

  • SOC 6650 - Thesis*
  • SOC 6601 - Selected Theories
  • SOC 6607 - Global Racial Formations or SOC 6605 Social Organizations
  • SOC 5591 - Environmental Sociology or SOC 5591 Families and TV

Spring Semester Year 2

  • SOC 6613 - Social Behavior or SOC 6620 Philosophy of Social Science
  • SOC 6615 - Social Institutions
  • SOC 6650 - Thesis*
  • Oral Defense of the Completed Thesis at the end of the spring semester

* required courses: 18 credits

A minimum of 33 credits are required for graduation
At least 15 of the 33 credits have to be 600-level courses.