To remain in good standing in the Master of Science in Applied Sociology Program, a student must:
To receive the Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Sociology Degree, students must:
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 and Thesis (6 hours)
Total 36 hours
� Electives must be selected from one area of concentration found here.
The internship involves application of sociological principles to work within an organization, agency, institution, or business setting, depending upon the student's areas of interest. The work is supervised by an Agency Supervisor, the student's Major Professor, and an Internship Committee.
Prior to graduation students choosing the Internship Option must report on their work before a forum of graduate faculty and graduate students. Before being recommended for graduation, a student must receive approval for his/her internship work from the Major Professor, Internship Committee members, Graduate Coordinator, and the Department Chair.
The thesis is a major work of independent research on an original topic, supervised by the student's Major Professor and Thesis Committee.
Prior to beginning their research a student choosing the Thesis Option must defend his/her research proposal before a forum consisting of the Major Professor and Thesis Committee. Once approved, a student may begin his/her thesis research.
Prior to graduation a student choosing the Thesis Option must defend their thesis before a forum of graduate faculty and graduate students. In addition to a public defense, a student may be required to defend the thesis in a private session before his or her Thesis Committee. Before being recommended for graduation students must receive approval for their thesis from the Major Professor, Thesis Committee members, Graduate Coordinator, and the Department Chair.