2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Rural Sociology


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The Master of Science program is designed to prepare students to continue their academic careers in advanced doctoral programs, enter applied fields such as community development, demography, criminal justice, and research, or enter into the teaching profession. The PhD program in Sociology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in teaching, research and creative activity in academic, government and related areas. Areas of specialization for a major in the PhD program include demography, family studies, cultural ecology, social deviance, social organization, and race, class, gender intersections.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


    Master of Science:  Option A
                                    Option B
                                    Option C
Doctor of Philosophy:  60-Credit Plan
                                    90-Credit Plan

Core Requirements for Master of Science


Social Theory, 6 hrs.
Research Methods, 6 hrs.


Core Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy


Social Theory, 9 hrs.
Research Methods, 9 hrs.
Profession of Sociology, 3 hrs.
Graduate Statistics, 3 hrs.

Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79-80 Internet-based

Both MS and PhD candidates need a minimum of 24 credits of social science courses, of which 18 must be in Sociology.

Master of Science: Undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Social Theory, and Statistics must be completed as part of the previous work, or made up as prerequisites.

Doctor of Philosophy: Students seeking entrance must have an approved Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, (thesis option), not necessarily in Sociology, and courses in Research Methods, Social Theory, and Statistics must be completed as part of the previous work or made up as prerequisites.

General Requirements (Master’s and PhD)


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

See Master’s Degree Requirements and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

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