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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Sociology (SOC)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 45.1101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 96
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 60

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


Program Information

Accreditation Information:

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

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: January 15
Spring: --
Summer: --

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: January 15
Spring: --
Summer: --

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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

Note: meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Applicants must have:

  • GRE. A preferred minimum score of 600 verbal and 500 quantitative
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Example of Written Work
  • GRE Required – preferred scores  160V (600V), 144Q (500Q)
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

Pre-Requisites/M.A. Requirement
Research Methods
Statistics
Sociological Theory
Elective Courses (21 hours)
Thesis (6 hours)

36





REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Interdisciplinary Core

6

Interdisciplinary Professional Seminar (required as a first course for all students)
Capstone Interdisciplinary Seminar (Required as a final course for all students)

Disciplinary Requirements

6

SYA7515
SYA7019

Urban Research Methods and Study Design
Advanced Sociological Theory

3
3

Specialty Research Methods course

3

A research methods course in any discipline chosen in consultation with advisor.

Electives Within Sociology

9

Chosen in consultation with faculty advisor.

Interdisciplinary Electives

12

Courses in at least two departments outside Sociology. Chosen in consultation with faculty advisor..

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Students also are required to complete a comprehensive exam upon completion of the 9-credit core requirements. The exam will measure theoretical and methodological knowledge, preparation for further coursework, and ability to successfully defend a dissertation proposal. Dissertation proposal defense will occur after the remaining elective requirements and dissertation proposal preparation requirements have been completed.

 

THESIS REQUIREMENTS

 

SYA7988

Dissertation: Doctoral

18

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

6

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Requirements
A minimum cumulative graduate GPA at USF of 3.00 and successful completion and defense of a Ph.D. comprehensive exam, dissertation proposal, and dissertation.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS (post M.A. degree)

60

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of the Graduate 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 program 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:

SYA7515, SYA7019, SYA7980,