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MS-Sociology  (MS-SOC)

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science degree program in sociology with core courses in sociological theory, research methodology, data analysis, and research report writing. The master's program is conducted through a selection of appropriate courses within the framework of either a thesis (Option I) or a non-thesis (Option II) program. For additional information, students are advised to read the most recent departmental Graduate Handbook, available free from the department.

This program is only available fully online.

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose:  500-1000 words in ASA/Chicago Style
    Address why you want to pursue Sociology and what experience
    do you have performing research or with social sciences?
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Writing Sample
  • At least one of the following:

    • Official General Test GRE scores or
    • A completed master's degree from a regionally accredited university with at least a 3.00 overall GPA or
    • An awarded bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with:
      • at least a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of the degree or
      • an overall GPA of at least a 3.00 of the degree

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.