To complete your MA in Sociology, you can select either a six-credit thesis option or a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires six-credit thesis as part of the 37 credits and successful defense of a thesis paper. The non-thesis option requires a total of 37 credits and successful completion of a portfolio.
Up to nine credit hours may be taken outside of the department. No more than one-third of a student’s total credit hours may be dual-level (500-level) courses. Former IUP undergraduates may not repeat dual-level courses for graduate credit.
Our courses include:
SOC 700: Proseminar (1 credit) SOC 705: Research Seminar in Sociology (3 credits) SOC 707: Scholarly Writing in Social Sciences (3 credits) SOC 709: Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits) SOC 762: Analysis of Social Data (3 credits) SOC 765: Qualitative Research of Methods (3 credits)
SOC 795: Thesis (6 credits) Approved Electives (15 credits)
Approved Electives (21 credits) Portfolio (0 credits)
SOC 517: Global Service Learning SOC 527: Sociological Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence SOC 528: Child Abuse SOC 542: Medical Sociology SOC 552: Disability and Society SOC 710: Sociology of Human Services SOC 721: Sociology of Health Care SOC 732: Addiction and the Family SOC 736: Sociology of the Family SOC 744: Sociology of Deviance SOC 746: Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology SOC 748: Gender and Society SOC 754: Social Inequality SOC 756: Social Change SOC 757: Aging and Society SOC 777: Teaching Sociology SOC 798: Internship
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