Name: Dr. Homer Garcia, Chair
Phone: 713.313.4271
Email: garciahd@tsu.edu

Admission Criteria

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School applicants for admission to the Master of Arts program in sociology are expected to have completed an undergraduate major or minor in sociology or a related discipline. Students who do not meet these criteria may be required to enroll in undergraduate sociology courses before being fully admitted into the program. All application materials should be submitted to the Texas Southern University Graduate School, not to the Department of Sociology. The Department of Sociology Graduate Program Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

1. Thesis option: Completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work, which includes twelve (12) semester credit hours of required courses, with a grade point average of at least 3.0; eighteen (18) semester credit hours of electives, with a grade point average of at least 3.0; successful completion of six (6) thesis hours; demonstration of competency in functional English; the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination; and the successful defense of a thesis.

2. Nonthesis Option: Completion of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours of graduate work, which includes twelve (12) semester credit hours of required courses with a grade point average of at least 3.0; eighteen (18) semester credit hours of electives, with a grade point average of at least 3.0; successful completion of six (6) internship hours; demonstration of competency in functional English; and successful completion of a written comprehensive examination.

CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Allocation of Thirty Semester Hours
Thesis Option
Core Courses (Required) ..................................................................................................18 SCH
SOC 525 (3) SOC 554 (3) SOC 557 (3)
SOC 559 (3) SOC 899 (6)
Electives ............................................................................................................................18 SCH

Nonthesis Option
Core Courses (Required) ..................................................................................................18 SCH
SOC 525 (3) SOC 554 (3) SOC 557 (3)
SOC 559 (3) SOC 655 (6)
Electives ............................................................................................................................18 SCH