Courses Required

Our program offers specialized training in the following areas: Race/Ethnicity, Urban and Community, Population Health, Gender and Culture and Religion.

Required courses include:

SOCI 526: Contemporary Social Theory
SOCI 541: Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI 580: Classical Social Theory
SOCI 581: Quantitative Research Methods
SOCI 582: Quantitative Data Analysis I
SOCI 583: Quantitative Data Analysis II
SOCI 596: Satistical Computer Programming (1 credit)
SOCI 610: Professionalization Workshop (1 credit)
SOCI 611: Teaching Practicum (1 credit)
SOCI 700: Thesis Seminar

The sequence of courses will normally be as follows:

First Semester:

  • Classical Social Theory or Contemporary Social Theory
  • Quantitative Research Methods or Qualitative Research Methods
  • Statistical Computer Programming
  • Elective 1
  • Professionalization Workshop

Second Semester:

  • Quantitative Data Analysis I and/or Qualitative Research Methods
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • Professionalization Workshop

Third Semester:

  • Contemporary Social Theory or Classical Social Theory
  • Quantitative Data Analysis II
  • Qualitative Research Methods (if not already taken)
  • Professionalization Workshop

Fourth Semester:

  • Thesis Seminar
  • Electives
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Professionalization Workshop

Semesters 5-10:

  • Electives, Comprehensive Exams, and Dissertation