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CatalogCollege of Arts and SciencesSOCIMA in Sociology Non-Thesis Option

Master of Arts in Sociology. Non-Thesis Option

Major RequirementsCredits
Master of Arts in Sociology. Non-Thesis Option 
Total Credit Hours36
Personal statement of approximately 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages which address the applicant's (a) interest in pursuing a graduate degree in sociology and (b) future career plans.  Three letters of recommendation. Ideally these will be from college faculty who can speak to the candidate's ability to do graduate work.  For applicants returning to academics after a substantial time, letters may be considered from individuals who can speak to applicant's (a) verbal and written communication skills, (b) critical thinking skills, and other scholarly evidence which suggest a  Score on GRE (General Section) or evidence of successful completion of a previous graduate program.  Official transcripts from all universities or colleges at which courses have been taken.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework or the last 60 hours of coursework that may include no more than 6 hours of graduate work.  Applicants lacking core courses in sociology (social statistics and research methods) will be required to complete undergraduate courses in these areas before being admitted to the program.    
Core Curriculum9
SOCI  503  And  SOCI  560  And  SOCI  590    
Sociology Electives15
At least one course must be a 600-level course. SOCI 500 is required for students with undergraduate degrees other than Sociology. SOCI 500 will serve as a Sociology elective for students with undergraduate degree in Sociology.   
Free Electives6
Other Requirements6
Two SOCI electives
Comprehensive Examination
Successful completion of the written departmental comprehensive examination in History & Principles of Sociology and Methods and Analysis in Sociology is required.   


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