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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Sociology (SOC)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 45.1101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 36

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology Department (SOC)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Sara Crawley
Phone: 813-974-0977
Email: scrawley@usf.edu

Website: http://sociology.usf.edu


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Sociology M.A. provides a foundation in a broad range of sociological theories and research methods and an opportunity for pursuing specialized interests in elective Sociology courses, courses in other departments, and thesis research. Many of our M.A. recipients continue in a sociology Ph.D. Others teach in secondary schools and junior colleges, are employed in mental health services and research, in human resources management, and government organizations, or work as research consultants and market analysts.

Major Research Areas
Community and Identity Studies, Cultural Sociology, Social Psychology, Emotions, Family, Sex and Gender, Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Religion, Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization, Science and Technology, Qualitative Methodology.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: --
Summer: --

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • a writing sample that demonstrates strong scholarly research
  • GRE required – preferred scores of 153V (500V), 144Q (500Q)
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL. Applicants whose first language is not English must also submit a score of at least 600 on the Tests of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

9

SYA6126
SYA6305
SYA6405

Contemporary Sociological Theory
Methods of Research
Sociological Statistics

3
3
3

 

ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS

21

The 21 hours of electives must include at least 12 hours in scheduled graduate courses in Sociology. With an advisor's approval, a student may transfer up to six (6) hours of credit from another university or up to 12 hours of credit taken as a non-degree seeking student at USF. With an advisor's approval, up to nine (9) hours of elective credit may be taken in a department other than Sociology.

 

THESIS REQUIREMENTS

6

SYA6971

Thesis: Master's

6

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

36

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

SYA6126, SYA6305, SYA6405, SYA6971,