There is something for everyone at Southeastern. Explore our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, typical career paths and related fields – then decide which one is right for you.
Applied sociology is an academic area that applies social research and theory in real world settings such as planning, development, evaluation, and problem solving by organizations and agencies.
The purpose of Southeastern’s Master of Science program in Applied Sociology is to:
Applicants for admission to the Master of Science Degree Program in Applied Sociology must meet the following criteria:
Once a completed application has been received, it will be sent out for review (along with supporting documentation) to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice graduate faculty. A majority vote on the part of the graduate faculty will allow for admission to the graduate program.
To register for courses in the M.S. in Applied Sociology curriculum, students must:
To receive the Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Sociology Degree, students must:
Students who have not been enrolled in classes or Thesis/Internship hours for more than one year MUST must apply for readmission through the University and pay the application fee:
If required materials are still valid, (e.g., GRE scores, letters of recommendation, etc.) then it is at the discretion of the Graduate Coordinator to reaccept them either in full or in part. Returning students MUST be in good standing with the department to return. A student who is in good standing with the department is subject to a review of reapplication by the graduate committee for readmission and is subject to three possible outcomes:
|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 Electives1||12 hours|
|SOC 760: Field Internship Research or 770 Thesis Research and Thesis||6 hours|
SOC 603, SOC 604, and SOC 605 should be taken within students’ first 15 hours of graduate coursework.
SOC 620: Applied Criminological Theory
SOC 630: Race, Gender, Class and the Criminal Justice System
SOC 635: Applied Mapping in the Social Sciences
SOC 645: Dimensions of Homicide
Globalization and Sustainability
SOC 625: Population Policy
SOC 655: Applied Environmental Sociology
SOC 660: Participatory Research and Popular Education
SOC 665: Globalization and Social Transformation
The following may be used in any concentration when appropriate and approved by the Graduate Coordinator in the Applied Sociology program2:
All SOC 500 level courses
SOC 607: Public Policy
SOC 650: Applied Study Abroad
SOC 690: Independent Study in Applied Sociology3
SOC 698: Special Topics in Applied Sociology
ANTH 698: Applied Topics in Anthropology
CJ 698: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
GEOG 698: Special Topics in Geography
1Electives must be selected from students’ area of concentration. If not, electives may be selected with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator and the student’s Major Professor.
2Other graduate courses in Sociology or a related field may be used with the permission of the Graduate Coordinator.
3To register for an independent study course, the student and the professor guiding the work must agree to the course requirements and submit a completed and signed “Independent Study Syllabus/Agreement” to the Graduate Coordinator. No student will be allowed to enroll in an Independent Study class with outstanding grades of “I” or “F” in other courses. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in an Independent Study class with outstanding grade(s) of “C” in core classes (601,602, 603, 604, 605, 606).
Taken after the completion of the required 30 hours of coursework, the internship involves application of sociological principles to work within an organization, agency, institution, or business setting, depending upon the student’s area of interest. An Agency Supervisor, student’s Major Professor and the Internship Committee supervise the work. Students may choose to register for 6 credit hours of SOC 760 for one semester or 3 credit hours of SOC 760 for two consecutive semesters. Students enrolled in this option will be required to meet with their Committee three times – once before the internship begins, a second time to defend a proposal and a third time to defend the final paper.
No student will be allowed to enroll in the Internship (SOC 760) with outstanding grade(s) of “I” or “F” in other courses. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in the Internship with outstanding grade(s) of “C” in core classes (601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606). All students choosing the internship option must adhere to the Graduate School’s rule mandating continuous registration for all students researching or writing theses.
Taken after the completion of the 30 hours of coursework and the successful completion of the “Thesis Proposal Defense,” the thesis is a major work of original and independent research on a topic of interest, undertaken by the student and supervised by the student’s Major Professor and Thesis Committee. All students choosing the thesis option must adhere to the Graduate School’s rule mandating continuous enrollment researching and writing theses.
No student will be allowed to enroll in Thesis (SOC 770) with outstanding grade(s) of “I” or “F” in other courses. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in Thesis with outstanding grade(s) of “C” in core classes (601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606).
Member of the University of Louisiana System | Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
© 2021 Southeastern Louisiana University | All Rights Reserved