|Graduate-level sociology courses||75|
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
All graduate-level courses taken to meet requirements are taken for letter grades except for the following courses:
|SOC 601||Research: [Topic]||1-16|
|SOC 605||Reading and Conference: [Topic] 1||1-16|
|SOC 606||Field Studies: [Topic]||1-12|
|SOC 608||Workshop: [Topic] (Master's Project)||1-16|
In some cases, Reading and Conference: [Topic] (SOC 605) must be taken for a grade. Consult with the graduate coordinator.
Students typically complete 55 credits of master’s-level requirements in the first six terms of full-time work. Students are awarded a master’s degree if they have completed their required courses, achieved a mid-B or better average in their graded courses, and passed the master’s paper requirement. Students who enter with a master’s degree in sociology may request substitution of as many as five courses from their previous institutions to meet programmatic requirements.
After earning the master's degree, students take an additional 20 credits of doctoral-level course work and prepare for a comprehensive examination in a sociological subfield chosen jointly by the student and the advisor.
Upon passing the comprehensive examination, the student is advanced to PhD candidacy and begins work on the doctoral dissertation. The final product is a book-length manuscript presenting empirical research that demonstrates originality and the scholar's ability to conduct independent investigation.