Graduate Catalog 2008-09
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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology
Chairperson, A-415 Brewster Building
of Graduate Studies,
Don Bradley, Co-Director of Graduate Studies, A-442 Brewster Building
MA in Sociology
In addition to a traditional liberal arts master’s program, students may choose to pursue one of three areas of concentration: health services and research, social issues in regional development, and environment and society. Through graduate assistantships, practica, and participation in faculty research, students in these concentrations are expected to become affiliated with
a university institute or center related to the student's interest.
Admission Requirements: Two letters of recommendation and meet the admission standards of the Graduate School. Where an admission examination is required, it is the Graduate Record Examinations.
The MA degree requires
if a student elects to complete a capstone practicum or thesis; otherwise, the degree requires
SOCI 6312, 6313 or some substitute approved by the graduate director.
Required core courses: SOCI 6212, 6213, 6312, 6313, 6459, 6488 -
Electives: With approval of the director of graduate studies, students select elective courses that are relevant to their concentration or to their career interests - 12 s.h.
Capstone course: SOCI 6992 or SOCI 7000 - 6 s.h.
Students selecting one of the three concentrations will normally do a practicum in affiliation with a university institute described above. Students who choose not to do a practicum or a thesis must complete the degree by taking an additional 12 s.h. of elective courses with the approval of the graduate program director.
All students must pass a written comprehensive examination following the completion of their required core courses.
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