Master of Arts in Sociology:
The IUPUI Department of Sociology offers a Master of Arts degree specifically designed to prepare its students for careers conducting applied and policy-oriented research, and to equip those already in the workforce with the critical skills necessary for assessing and applying sociological knowledge in their everyday responsibilities.
As part of the M.A. program, students are required to choose an area to concentrate their course work. The program features three formal areas of concentration-family/gender studies, medical sociology, and work/occupations. Students must successfully complete 12 credits of courses (no more than two independent readings among them) from one of these concentration areas (see Areas of Concentrations).
Degree: Master of Arts in Sociology with an applied emphasis, granted by the Indiana University Graduate School.
Degree Requirements: Total of 36 credit hours, distributed as follows: 12 credits of basic courses (Sociological Theory, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods and Sociological Statistics); 12 credits in an area of concentration (family/gender studies, medical sociology, or work/organizations; 6-9 credits of electives; and 3-6 credits thesis or internship.
Course Load: The normal course load for full-time students is 3 courses (9 credit hours) each semester. For part-time students it is 1-2 courses (3-6 credits) each semester. Course loads may vary for students with Assistantships and Fellowships.
Transfer Credits: The Graduate School limits transfers from other institutions to 8 credits with a grade of B or above. Graduate work with a grade of B or higher obtained from other IU locations may be applied towards an MA in Sociology. Requests for transfer credit from other graduate institutions will be evaluated for acceptance by the graduate committee after a student has been admitted into and completed 6 credits in the IUPUI sociology M.A. program. The Department requires that the last 18 credits must be completed in its program.
Time Limit: Students must complete all requirements for the M.A. degree within five years.
Additional information on the MA in Sociology can be obtained at the IUPUI Sociology website (www.iupui.edu/~slasoc), by calling the Sociology Office Coordinator at 317-274-8981, e-mail: email@example.com, or by writing to the address below.
Address correspondence to:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Sociology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
425 University Blvd. CA 303
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140