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COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S.
Overall GPA
3.25
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Removal of Incomplete grades from the record within the next two enrolled semesters is required. A grade of BC or better must be attained in all required courses.
Probation Policy
Yes
The status of candidates can be one of three: good progress (progressing according to standards); probation (not progressing according to standards, but permitted to register); or not in good standing (not progressing according to standards, not permitted to register). All cases are reviewed on an individual basis by a committee.
Specific Courses
Yes
Soc 361 (statistics); undergraduate methods equivalent of Soc 357, or 750; undergraduate theory equivalent or Soc 475 or 773.
Specific Credits
Yes
Of the required minimum 24 credits, no more than 6 credits numbered 999, 987 or other "research credits," or 990 or above may be included; at least 6 credits must be included from courses and seminars restricted to graduate students. If Sociology 357 or 360 is taken to prepare a candidate for graduate-level work, the credits will not count toward the 24 required credits.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A comprehensive oral examination is required and is scheduled after all master's requirements, including a thesis, have been met.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Degree requirements must be completed before the beginning of the fifth semester. A thesis is required and must be approved by the major professor.
Language Requirements
No
Advisor
Yes
The director of graduate studies will serve as an entering student's advisor until the student has arranged for a faculty member who has shared interests to serve as faculty advisor/major professor.
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor and specialty area review committee
Annually