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    Fayetteville State University
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Sociology, Non-Thesis Option, M.A.

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Program Requirements

Personal statement of approximately 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages which address the applicant’s (a) interest in pursuing a graduate degree in sociology and (b) future career plans. Three letters of recommendation. Ideally these will be from college faculty who can speak to the candidate’s ability to do graduate work. For applicants returning to academics after a substantial time, letters may be considered from individuals who can speak to applicant’s (a) verbal and written communication skills, (b) critical thinking skills, and other scholarly evidence which suggest applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate study. Score on GRE (General Section) or evidence of successful completion of a previous graduate program. Official transcripts from all universities or colleges at which courses have been taken. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework or the last 60 hours of coursework that may include no more than 6 hours of graduate work. Applicants lacking core courses in sociology (social statistics and research methods) will be required to complete undergraduate courses in these areas before being admitted to the program.

Sociology Electives: 15 Credits

At least one course must be a 600-level course. SOCI 500  is required for students with undergraduate degrees other than Sociology. SOCI 500  will serve as a Sociology elective for students with undergraduate degree in Sociology.

Free Electives: 6 Credits

Other Requirements: 6 Credits

  • Two SOCI electives

Comprehensive Examination

Successful completion of the written departmental comprehensive examination in History & Principles of Sociology and Methods & Analysis in Sociology is required.

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