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"Normal Progress" Schedule for Graduate Training

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Select Temporary Faculty Advisor, in consultation with Graduate Coordinator
  • SOCI 6190: Proseminar in Sociology (required)
  • SOCI 6220 or 6410: Classic/Contemporary Theory (required)
  • SOCI 6620: Analysis & Interpretation of Sociological Data I (required)
  • Elective course
  • Research hours

Spring Semester

  • Select Thesis topic and Thesis Advisor  
  • SOCI 6190: Proseminar in Sociology (required)
  • SOCI 6630: Analysis & Interpretation of Sociological Data II (required)
  • SOCI 6600: Research Methods (required)
  • Elective course
  • Research hours

SECONd Year

  • 2-3 electives/semester plus registration for research hours
  • Students without an MA: Defense of MA thesis proposal no later than November 1 of fall semester
  • Students with an approved MA: Prepare MA thesis and/or research paper for presentation and publication; formation of comprehensive exam committee for students entering with an approved MA.

 

Third Year

  • Continue with coursework
  • Students without an MA: Completion of M.A. degree no later than November 1 of fall semester; Preparation of the M.A. thesis and/or other research paper for presentation and
  • publication; Formation of comprehensive exam committee 

    Students with an approved MA: Successful completion of the written and oral comprehensive examination