To receive the Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Sociology Degree, students must:
1. Satisfactorily complete 36 of graduate coursework as outlined below.
a. No more than 6 hours of 500 level coursework may be counted toward a degree.
2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all coursework.
a. No grade of “D” or “F” may be counted toward a degree. All course to be counted toward a degree in which a “D” or “F” is earned must be repeated with a grade of at least “C.”
b. No more than 6 hours of “C” grades may be counted toward a degree.
3. Complete either an Internship or Thesis option as discussed below.
4. Be recommended for the degree by the Graduate Faculty Committee.
5. Meet all requirements for the M.S. in Applied Sociology degree within 6 years of enrolling in the M.S. in Applied Sociology program.
The following courses are required:
|SOC 601 Complex Organizations||3 hours|
|SOC 602 Social Stratification and Structured Inequality||3 hours|
|SOC 603 Applied Social Theory||3 hours|
|SOC 604 Applied Research Design and Methodology||3 hours|
|SOC 605 Advanced Statistics for Applied Sociology||3 hours|
|SOC 606 Evaluation and Assessment||3 hours|
|Concentration Electives||12 hours|
|SOC 701 Field Internship or SOC 770 Thesis Research & Thesis||6 hours|
Areas of Concentration
|Criminal Justice||Globalization and Sustainability|
|SOC 620 Applied Criminological Theory||SOC 625 Population Policy|
|SOC 630 Race, Gender, Class & the C. J. System||SOC 650 Applied Study Abroad|
|SOC 635 Applied Crime Mapping in the Social Sciences||SOC 655 Applied Environmental Sociology|
|SOC 640 Forensic Anthropology||SOC 660 Participatory Research and Popular Education|
|SOC 645 Dimensions of Homicide|
May be used in any concentration when appropriate and approved by the Graduate Coordinator in the Applied Sociology program
Electives must be selected from one area of concentration.
SOC 500 Independent Study
SOC 500 Level Courses
SOC 595 Special Topics Seminar