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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Sociology, M.A.

The department offers a Master of Arts degree focusing on the application of sociological knowledge to the analysis of significant issues confronting industry, medicine, education, government, and other social institutions.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the college graduate admission requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the Master of Arts in Sociology program:

Requirements include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, a 3.00 (A=4.00) grade point average on the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate courses, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. (Verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing GRE scores are examined separately and evaluated as one information source in the total application.) Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation.

Plan I Program Requirements (Thesis Option)

Total 36 Hours

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

Plan II Program Requirements (Non-thesis Option)

Total 36 Hours

The internship project must be approved by committee, and students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.


For more information, write to this address:

Department of Sociology
Attn: Graduate Program Director
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-3012