The Early Entry Program for the M.A. in Sociology leads to completion of all requirements for the B.A. and M.A. degrees in only five academic years and one or two summers. In this program, students complete requirements for the B.A. degree and begin graduate coursework and research for the M.A. degree in their Senior, or fourth, year.
Criteria for Acceptance
- Students must have completed at least 75 undergraduate hours
- Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA overall, and a 3.5 GPA in SOCY courses
- The student must take the GRE exam and earn scores that are acceptable for graduate admission
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 Proseminar in Applied Social Research nor electives may be counted toward both the B.A. and the M.A.