Suggested Timeline

The following is a suggested timeline for students entering in the fall semester without a master's degree.  You may need to work with your mentor and/or the Graduate Director to customize the timeline, based on your situation.

Year 1:

Fall Semester

Proseminar (702)

Introduction to Sociological Research Methods (701)

Classical Theory (720)

Medical Sociology (780) 


Spring Semester

Proseminar (702)

Regression Analysis (703)

Contemporary Theory (722)

Medical Sociology Elective (734, 735, 755, 756, 775, 781, 783, 785, 786, 787, 788) 


Summer Semester

Proseminar (702)

Categorical Data Analysis (704)

1 Sociology Elective

1 Out-of-Department Elective

*Form thesis committee

 

Year 2:

Fall Semester

Quantitative Methods (705) OR Qualitative Methods (711)

Medical Sociology Elective (734, 735, 755, 756, 775, 781, 783, 785, 786, 787, 788)

1 Sociology Elective

*Defend thesis proposal

 

Spring Semester

1 Sociology Elective

1 Out-of-Department Elective

Thesis Research Hours (799)

 

Summer Semester

1 Sociology Elective

1 Out-of-Department Elective

Thesis Research Hours (799)

*Defend thesis

 

 Year 3:

Fall Semester

Quantitative Methods (705) OR Qualitative Methods (711)

1 Sociology Elective

1 Out-of-Department Elective

Spring Semester

1 Sociology Elective

Non-dissertation Research Hours (798)

*Prep for comps

 

Summer Semester

Non-dissertation Research Hours (798)

*Take comprehensive exam

*Form dissertation committee

 

Year 4:

Fall Semester

Non-dissertation Research Hours (798)

*Defend dissertation proposal

 

Spring Semester

Dissertation Research Hours (799)

 

Summer Semester

Dissertation Research Hours (799) 

 

Year 5:

Fall Semester

Dissertation Research Hours (799)

 

Spring Semester

Dissertation Research Hours (799)

*Defend dissertation