Master of Arts in Sociology plan of work

This sample plan of work represents one path to degree completion and does not guarantee graduation by the proposed timeline subject to student performance and class availability. Students are advised to meet with their advisor to develop an individualized plan of work.

Masters Plan A – Thesis

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7200 Methods 3
SOC 6280 Statistics I 3
  Introduction to Graduate Studies 1
  Elective I* 3
Total 10

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
SOC 6050 Social Theory 3
  Elective II* 3
  Thesis 2
     
Total 8

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7260 Qualitative Methods 3
  Elective III 3
Total 6

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
  Thesis 6
     
Total 6

Masters Plan B – Essay

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7200 Methods 3
SOC 6280 Statistics I 3
  Elective I* 3
Total 9

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
SOC 6050 Social Theory 3
  Elective II 3
     
Total 6

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7260 Qualitative Methods 3
  Elective III 3
  Elective IV 3
Total 9

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
  Elective V 3
  Essay 3
     
Total 6

Masters Plan B – Methods track

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7200 Methods 3
SOC 6280 Statistics I 3
     
Total 6

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
  Elective I 3
SOC 6290 Statistics II 3
     
Total 6

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7260 Qualitative Methods 3
SOC 7270 Analysis of Evaluation Data++ 3
SOC 7280 Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data++ 3
Total 9

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
SOC 7500 Advanced qualitative methods 3
  Internship (may be taken summer after year 1 or year 2)  
  Essay 3
Total 6

*Students in the thesis track take three electives; essay track takes five; methods track is one elective. Students may take
this elective in an alternate term.

+Thesis credits may be split – we recommend two thesis credits in semester two; the last six thesis credits in the third
term or these may be split equally between the third and fourth semester.

++Other methods classes may be considered, if they meet our criteria, in lieu of this course (e.g., mixed methods).