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Master of Arts in Sociology - Admission Requirements

Regular admission to the Sociology Master's program typically requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology (or related discipline such as Political Science, Anthropology, or History) with a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 3.0 in both (a) the junior and senior years and (b) Sociology coursework.

Students who do not meet these above requirements may be accepted conditionally to the program.  For students to gain full admission to the program, they must first demonstrate aptitude for coursework in Sociology by passing three critical undergraduate courses with at least a B- (80%): Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory, Research Methods, and Statistics (equivalent to SOCIOL 101, SOCIOL 361, SOCIOL 362 and SOCIOL 363).  We strongly advise applicants to have completed at least two(preferably all four) of these courses prior to applying to the program.