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This is a nine-course, fully online program. No thesis is required. Instead, a 6-credit hour faculty-directed applied/community capstone project, undertaken at the conclusion of the program, provides an opportunity to synthesize all previous course material. It provides strong disciplinary training, along with professional and research experiences.

NOTE: The Plan II degree is not a step toward obtaining a PhD in Medical Sociology.

Course Requirements

The online MA program follows Plan II (non-thesis) requirements. Plan I course requirements, including required courses and elevtives, are listed in the UAB Graduate School Catalog opens a new website.

The following core courses (18 hours) are required for all students:

Four additional elective classes (12 hours) are required for all students to fully matriculate. These courses and their descriptions can be found in the catalog.

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