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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. PH.D.
Overall GPA
3.25
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.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Removal of Incomplete grades from the record within the next two registered semesters is required. A grade of BC or better must be attained in all required courses.
Probation Policy
Yes
1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee* remains in place.
2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee*).
3. Not in Good Standing (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll).
*Funding guarantee in this sense applies only to fall 2011 cohort and later.
Probation Policy
Yes
1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee* remains in place.
2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee*).
3. Not in Good Standing (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll).
*Funding guarantee in this sense applies only to fall 2011 cohort and later.
Specific Courses
Yes
Soc 361 (statistics); Soc 750 (graduate methods) or equivalent from approved list; Soc 773 (graduate theory).
Specific Courses
Yes
Soc 361 and 362 (statistics courses); Soc 750 (research methods); Soc 773 (theory); and four seminars in sociology or community and environmental sociology, taught by professors in these departments.
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.
Specific Credits
No
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. There is also an optio for a nonthesis master's option; however, this is strictly regulated. See rules for complete details
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Two six-hour written preliminary examinations in two different areas within sociology; an oral preliminary exam; a dissertation; a final oral exam.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Degree requirements must be completed before the beginning of the fifth semester. A thesis is required (except in rare circumstances, see above) and must be approved by the major professor.
Other Assessments
Follow Graduate School policy
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
 9 credits in one department or 9 credits in distributed departments.
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.
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
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor and specialty area review committee
Annually