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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, M.A./Ph.D.


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Minimum of ninety semester credit hours (52 semester hours of course work and at least 38 semester hours of non-course work) beyond the Baccalaureate degree, consisting of a Master’s Core (1), Master’s Electives (2), Other Master’s Requirements (3), Doctoral Core (4), Doctoral Specialty Core (5), Doctoral Electives (6), and Other Doctoral Requirements (7).

Degree Requirements


Master’s Elective Course Work (9 Hours or 3 Courses)


  • Students with post-Bachelor’s degree course work from other accredited institutions may petition to transfer up to 6 hours (2 courses) of course work towards the M.A. degree following petition to, and approval by, the departmental Director of Graduate Studies. With the approval of the departmental Director of Graduate Studies, up to 3 hours (1 course) may be taken in a related field or fields and/or up to 3 hours of SOCI 8970 - Directed Reading  may be taken.

Other Master’s Requirements


(at least 6 hours of non-course work)

Doctoral Core Required Course Work (9 Hours)


Select at Least Two from the Core Areas (6 Hours)


Doctoral Elective Course Work (12 Hours or 4 Courses)


  • With the approval of the departmental Director of Graduate Studies, up to 3 hours (1 course) may be taken in a related field and/or up to 3 hours of SOCI 8970 - Directed Reading  may be taken.

Other Doctoral Requirements


(at least 32 hours of non-course work)

NOTES


  1. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) or better. Students may not earn two or more grades of “C” or lower in graduate Sociology courses. Students who fail to meet either of these requirements will be scholastically terminated from the Sociology graduate program.
  2. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) or higher and must receive a grade of B or higher in each of the required courses. If a student receives a grade below a B in a required course, the student must repeat the course the very next time the course is offered to rectify the grade.
  3. Graduate assistants are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit hours will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of the courses outlined in the notes below.
  4. Students must register for SOCI 8999  or SOCI 9999  while they are appointed as a GRA, GTA, and/or GLA.
  5. Students who are appointed as a GTA B must successfully complete SOCI 9000 - Teaching Sociology  and SOCI 9001 - Teaching Internship  prior to their appointment.
  6. SOCI 9001  Teaching Internship hours cannot be applied to the sixty-three hour program of study for the Ph.D.
  7. Students must take 3 hours of SOCI 8000  in the Fall semester of their first year in the Joint M.A./Ph.D. Program.

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