Two plans of study are available for students. Both options require a minimum of 36 hours. A thesis is required for the thesis option, and a project and internship are required for the nonthesis option. Before beginning the required course work, attendance at an orientation is required for incoming cohorts as well as the completion of mandatory diagnostic exams.
Core courses are required for all graduate students, regardless of plan. Students who are officially admitted to the program are required to follow a sequential plan. SOC 5000 must be taken in the first fall semester. Students must take SOC 5014 before taking SOC 5015. Similarly, SOC 5024 must be taken before SOC 5183.