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College of Arts and Sciences
Departmental URL: www.ipfw.edu/sociology
Departmental E-mail: morganm [at] ipfw [dot] edu
(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin. Requirements may or may not be reflected identically in departmental URLs.)
Master of Arts in Sociological Practice
Special Departmental Requirements
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
Baccalaureate degree including a major in sociology or related discipline with a grade point average of 3.0 (B). Application for admission must include an essay demonstrating that writing skills and career objectives are in line with the program and three letters of recommendation. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in sociology may be admitted contingently if they have completed the courses Methods of Social Research, Sociological Theory, and Sociological Statistics with a B or higher, or agree to complete these undergraduate classes before they are allowed to enroll in their graduate equivalents.
A total of 33 credit hours, including 18 credit hours in the areas of principles of sociological theory and practice, statistical techniques in sociological practice, applied research methods, professional development, and 6 credit hours of practicum in sociological practice or 6 credit hours of master’s thesis research, plus 15 credit hours of electives in other approved graduate courses.
Students must complete each course with a grade of B or higher.