Aug 18, 2019  
2017-2018 General Catalog 
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Ph.D.

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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 such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree requires a doctoral dissertation. Fifty-four (54) hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned including a maximum of nine hours of credit for the dissertation to count toward graduation. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 12 credits from 7000-level sociology topical seminars (SOCL 7351 , SOCL 7391 , SOCL 7491 , SOCL 7591 , SOCL 7691 ),
  • A minimum core requirement of 21 credit hours in sociological theory, methods, and statistics,
  • other graduate-level courses.

The student must pass a general examination following completion of required coursework consisting of written and oral assessments. The student then defends a dissertation proposal and must pass a final examination upon completion of his/her PhD dissertation. The final examination is a culmination of graduate study and consists of an oral defense of the dissertation.

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