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Graduate Program Degree Requirements

Sociology Graduate Program

Core and Elective Courses
Effective Fall 2014

Effective Fall 2014, students will select one of two degree tracks:

  1. Thesis Track Degree Plan
  2. Comprehensive Exam Track Degree Plan

Professional Paper Degree Plan is only available for students who entered the program before Fall 2014.1

THESIS TRACK

CORE REQUIRED COURSES (15 hours)2

 

SOCI 5310—Seminar in Sociological Theory

 

SOCI 5312—Seminar in Sociological Research3

 

SOCI 5314—Social Statistics3

 

SOCI 6098—Thesis Practicum

 

SOCI 6099—Thesis

 
   

APPLIED CORE ELECTIVE COURSES (Select at least one of the following, 3 hours)

SOCI 5313—Qualitative Research Methods

 

SOCI 5376—Applied Research Methods

 

SOCI 5378—Techniques of Research Proposal Writing in the Social Sciences

SOCI 5380—Social Impact Assessment & Program Evaluation

 
   

ELECTIVE COURSES (Select six of the following, 18 hours)4

SOCI 5099—Graduate Readings in Sociology

SOCI 5320—Sociology of Community

SOCI 5322—Medical Sociology

SOCI 5324—Social Change & Development

SOCI 5331—Sociology of the Family

SOCI 5333—Sociology of Religion

SOCI 5337—Gender & Society

SOCI 5338—Sociology of Disaster

SOCI 5351—Seminar in Environmental Sociology

SOCI 5353—Seminar in Race & Ethnic Studies

SOCI 5355—Seminar in Social Inequality

SOCI 5386—Sociology of Aging

SOCI 6360—Seminar in Sociology

 


NON-THESIS TRACK (COMPREHENSIVE EXAM TRACK)

CORE REQUIRED COURSES (9 hours)2

 

SOCI 5310—Seminar in Sociological Theory

 

SOCI 5312—Seminar in Sociological Research3

 

SOCI 5314—Social Statistics3

 
   

APPLIED CORE ELECTIVE COURSES (Select at least one of the following, 3 hours)

SOCI 5313—Qualitative Research Methods

 

SOCI 5376—Applied Research Methods

 

SOCI 5378—Techniques of Research Proposal Writing in the Social Sciences

SOCI 5380—Social Impact Assessment & Program Evaluation

 

   

ELECTIVE COURSES (Select eight of the following, 18 hours)4

SOCI 5099—Graduate Readings in Sociology

SOCI 5320—Sociology of Community

SOCI 5322—Medical Sociology

SOCI 5324—Social Change & Development

SOCI 5331—Sociology of the Family

SOCI 5333—Sociology of Religion

SOCI 5337—Gender & Society

SOCI 5338—Sociology of Disaster

SOCI 5351—Seminar in Environmental Sociology

SOCI 5353—Seminar in Race & Ethnic Studies

SOCI 5355—Seminar in Social Inequality

SOCI 5386—Sociology of Aging

SOCI 6360—Seminar in Sociology

 


Notes:
1For students enrolled prior to Fall 2014, click here for Degree Requirements for Professional Paper Track. If you have additional questions, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for degree requirements.
2Core required courses are offered each Fall and Spring semester.
3Students deficient in Undergraduate Research Methods and/or Statistics must fulfill these requirements before enrolling in graduate program. Please email questions to the Director of Graduate Studies.
4Students may use up to 6 credits from graduate courses from outside of the Sociology department to fulfill this requirement.

 

For more information on the online Sociology Graduate program, contact socgradprogram@shsu.edu or the Director of Graduate Studies.

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