Students must select one of the following capstone experiences: special project or thesis. To ensure adequate preparation and time, students should make their capstone selection, in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator, upon completing their first 18 credits in the program. Students should plan to satisfactorily complete all core course requirements prior to enrolling in capstone.
Special Project SOC 594 - Special Project in Sociology – 3 credits
Requires 27 credits (9 credits from Core Course Requirement and 18 credits from Electives) of approved course work and successful completion of a special project (3-credits) for a total of 30 credits. Special projects will be conducted under the supervision of an approved department faculty advisor and committee. To register students must complete the special project application.
- SOC 590 - Thesis Proposal in Sociology – 3 credits
- SOC 591 - Thesis Research in Sociology – 3 credits
Requires 24 graduate credits (9 credits from Core Course Requirements and 15 credits from Electives) and successful completion of a thesis (6 credits) for a total of 30 credits. Thesis will be conducted under the supervision of an approved department faculty advisor and committee.
M.S. Sociology Thesis Progress Report (due February 15 and October 15 for active thesis students)
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