Required Courses

Medical Sociology Core (9 hours)

  • SOC 780 (Medical Sociology)
  • 2 of the following:
    • SOC 734 (Global Health)
    • SOC 735 (Special Topics in Global Health)
    • SOC 755 (Race/Ethnicity and Health)
    • SOC 756 (Gender and Health)
    • SOC 775 (Place and Health)
    • SOC 781 (Sociology of Health and Illness)
    • SOC 783 (Health Care Delivery Systems)
    • SOC 785 (Family and Health)
    • SOC 786 (Health Disparities) 
    • SOC 787 (Sociology of Mental Health)
    • SOC 788 (Social Medicine)

Theory Core (6 hours)

  • SOC 720 (Classical Theory)
  • SOC 722 (Contemporary Theory)

 Statistics and Research Core (15 hours)

  • SOC 701 (Introduction of Sociological Research Methods)
  • SOC 703 (Regression Analysis)
  • SOC 704 (Categorical Data Analysis)
  • SOC 705 (Quantitative Methods)
  • SOC 711 (Qualitative Methods)

Sociology/Health Electives/Transfer Credits (30 hours, up to 15 hours outside the Department)

  • See Course Descriptions
  • Up to 9 hours of independent study (SOC 791-793) may be used to meet this requirement

Proseminar (3 hours)

  • SOC 702 (The Proseminar on the Profession)

Research Hours (30 hours)

  • Master's Thesis Research Hours (6)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Hours (24)