Sociology - Master of Arts (Online)

Non-Thesis Program Requirements: Coursework Only

Students who choose this option will take a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work distributed as follows:

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses6
SOCI 5110Perspectives on Sociology 1
SOCI 5163Issues in Advanced Quantitative Analysis 1
Choose one methods course from the following:3
SOCI 5150Seminar in Social Networks 1
SOCI 5153Seminar in Sociological Research 1
SOCI 5155Seminar in Text Analysis for the Social Sciences 1
SOCI 5157Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods 1
SOCI 5158Seminar in Visual Ethnographic Methodology 1
Choose one social theory course from the following:3
SOCI 5165Foundations of Social Theory 1
SOCI 5166Seminar in Contemporary Theory 1
Select an additional 18 credits from 5000 level Sociology course work to be taken in consultation with the sociology graduate student’s advisor.18
Final master’s written examination covering all general coursework.
Total Credits30

To be taken within the first 27 hours of graduate credit. A grade of B- or better is required to receive credit for each of these core courses.

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to the Online Sociology MA Program and the Graduate School, applicants must meet the following criteria and submit the following through

  • Application form and any applicable fees
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A record of professional, ethical, and collegial behavior.
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • A well-written statement of purpose from the candidate addressing graduate school objectives and interests.

Failure to meet any of the above criteria may result in the student not being accepted into our program. However, in cases when an otherwise outstanding student does not meet the GPA requirements, the student may be accepted provisionally into the program.

The GRE is not required for admission. Students may be required to take prerequisites before gaining admission.

The department admits students on a rolling basis. For graduate assistantship consideration, the priority deadline for application is February 1st for Fall admission.