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.
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 term 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.
Credit hours required for thesis/non-thesis track degree: 36.0