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.
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. SOCY 5000 must be taken in the first fall semester. Students must take SOCY 5014 before taking SOCY 5015. Similarly, SOCY 5024 must be taken before SOCY 5183. Students must earn a B or better in all core courses.