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Sociology M.A. Program
The Department of Sociology offers two plans (Plan I and Plan II) for the M.A. Degree
Requirements for the M.A. Degree (Plan I)
Plan I students pursuing the M.A. degree in Sociology must have been admitted into the Medical Sociology Ph.D. program. To be admitted in good standing, candidates must meet all Graduate School admission requirements.
Plan I applicants lacking 18 semester hours in social science courses will be evaluated individually for academic deficiencies. Supplemental coursework may be recommended by the graduate faculty.
All of the following core courses are required for all students:
Additional requirements for the Plan I M.A. degree include the following:
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):
Four additional classes are required for all students to fully matriculate (12 hours):