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2012-2013 General Catalog 
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, M.A.

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The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

We have thesis and non-thesis degrees requiring a thesis and empirical research paper, respectively. Thirty-six (36) hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned including a maximum of six hours of credit for the thesis or empirical paper to count toward graduation. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 20 hours at the 7000 level or above, exclusive of any type of independent studies credit.
  • A minimum core requirement of 12 credit hours in sociological theory, methods, and statistics.

The student must pass a final exam consisting of a thesis or empirical research paper and an oral defense.

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