Early Entry MA Program

Criteria for Acceptance

  1. Students must have completed at least 75 undergraduate hours
  2. Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA overall, and a 3.5 GPA in Sociology courses
  3. The student must take the GRE exam and earn scores that are acceptable for graduate admission
  4. No more than 6 hours of SOCY Graduate Credit can be double counted towards the BA and MA. 

For more information about specific courses and the Early Entry, please contact Dr. Fitzgerald. 

The Program

Students who meet the above requirements will be accepted into the Graduate Program, conditional upon their successful completion of the requirements for their undergraduate degree, 18 hours in social science, and the required core undergraduate courses (Evolution of Social Thought, Research Methods, and Statistics).

Students will be allowed to take only 15 hours of graduate credit before they have completed their baccalaureate degree.  They must maintain an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 in order to remain in the program.  Students' undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0 when they graduate.

Students may count only six hours for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Neither the Pro-seminar in Applied Social Research nor electives may be counted toward both the B.A. and the M.A.