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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Sociology, MA


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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Department of Sociology  > Sociology, MA

The Department of Sociology at the University of Houston offers an MA in sociology with graduate training directed towards professional career success in both academic and non-academic fields. The Sociology department offers both a thesis track and an applied internship track for the Master’s degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a BA or BS from an accredited institution, preferably with a major in sociology or any other social science. In addition, applicants should have the following credentials:

  • All applicants should have a 3.00 grade point average (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework (In some cases, graduate coursework hours can also be used in this calculation).
  • Applicants must provide a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is not more than 5 years old. An applicant is most competitive with a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 302 or higher.
  • In addition to the GRE, international students must also provide a TOEFL or IELTS score that is no more than 5 years old. The TOEFL score must be 79 or higher and the combined IELTS must be 6.5 or higher. 
  • It is highly recommended, but not required, that applicants have taken undergraduate courses in Social Theory, Social Statistics, and Research Methods.

Thesis Track Program Requirements


Total 36 Hours


Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above and successfully defend the thesis.

Applied Internship Track Program


Total 36 Hours


Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above and successfully defend an internship paper.

 

 

 

 

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