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What will I learn?

The Department of Sociology at the University of Houston offers an MA in sociology with graduate training directed towards professional career success in both academic and non-academic fields. The Sociology department offers both a thesis track and an applied internship track for the Master’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for thesis/non-thesis track degree: 36.0

Thesis Track Program Requirements

  • SOC 6300 - Sem-Sociological Theory Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6302 - Research and Writing in the Social Sciences Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6304 - Social Statistics Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6306 - Sem in Quant Methods Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6311 - Qualitative Soc Methods Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • Five additional graduate seminars (each course 3.0 Credit Hours) Total Credit Hours: 15.0
  • SOC 6399 - Masters Thesis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • SOC 7399 - Masters Thesis Credit Hours: 3.0

Total 36 Hours

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above and successfully defend the thesis.

Applied Internship Track Program

  • SOC 6300 - Sem-Sociological Theory Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6302 - Research and Writing in the Social Sciences Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better .)
  • SOC 6304 - Social Statistics Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6306 - Sem in Quant Methods Credit Hours: 3.0 (The course must be completed with a grade of B- or better.)
  • SOC 6311 - Qualitative Soc Methods Credit Hours: 3.0 The course must be completed with a grade of B or better.)
  • Five additional graduate seminars (each course 3.0 Credit Hours) Total Credit Hours: 15.

  • SOC 7395 - Internship in Sociology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • SOC 7396 - Internship in Sociology Credit Hours: 3.0

Total 36 Hours

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above and successfully defend an internship paper.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $910.18/SCH
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

402 Agnes Arnold Hall,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

For international students

Applicants must have a BA or BS from an accredited institution, preferably with a major in sociology or any other social science. In addition, applicants should have the following credentials: All applicants should have a 3.00 grade point average (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 term hours of undergraduate coursework (In some cases, graduate coursework hours can also be used in this calculation).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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