Requirements for MA Professional
Requirements for the M.A. Degree (Plan II)Plan II is an Applied M.A. option which provides strong disciplinary training, along with internships and research experience, to prepare students for careers in business, non-profits, government agencies and the continued professional development of teaching careers. To be admitted in good standing, candidates must meet all Graduate School admission requirements.
The Plan II option is a non-thesis plan. A six-hour faculty-directed applied/community capstone project, undertaken at the conclusion of the program, provides an opportunity to synthesize all previous course material and meets the final requirement for the applied plan II MA degree in Sociology.
Students deciding to move into the Medical Sociology Ph.D. Program will need to meet the core requirements from Plan I.
All of the following core courses are required for all students (18 hour):SOC 713: Introduction to Applied Sociological Research Methods (3)
SOC 723: Applied Sociological Theory (3)
SOC 726: Applied Sociology (3)
SOC 727: Applied Social Psychology (3)
SOC 776: Capstone Project (6)
Four additional classes are required for all students to fully matriculate (12 hours):SOC 711: Qualitative Methods (3)
SOC 715: Program Evaluation (3)
SOC 728: Teaching Sociology (3)
SOC 729: Consumer Culture (3)
SOC 737: Practicum in Innovation, Creativity and Applied Sociology (3)
SOC 745: Sociological Practice (3)
SOC 760: Sociology of Death and Dying (3)
SOC 783: Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
SOC 786: Health Disparities (3)
SOC 789: Patient Care Relationships and Ethics (3)