University of Memphis

12 months
887 USD/credit
695 USD/credit
503 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Sociology offers the Master of Arts degree in Sociology. 


  1. Students may choose one of two degree programs:
    1. The thesis program requires thirty (30) semester hours of graduate level work, which includes 3-6 hours of Sociology 7996 (Thesis). Students may not enroll for more than six hours of Sociology 7996 until they have successfully defended their thesis proposal to their thesis committee. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.
      1. At least 24 semester hours of course work must be in sociology.
      2. The oral defense of the thesis counts as a comprehensive examination.
    2. The non-thesis program requires thirty-three (33) semester hours of graduate level work and the passing of both written and oral comprehensive examinations.
      1. At least 27 semester hours must be in sociology.
      2. The student must remove all grades of incomplete from his or her record before taking the comprehensive examination.
    3. The successful completion of the following courses is required of all majors: SOCI 6312, SOCI 7210, SOCI 7320. A minimum grade of "3.0" is required in each.
    4. No more than 6 semester hours of SOCI 7912, Directed Individual Study, may be counted toward the degree without permission from the graduate coordinator.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Rise of Sociological Theory
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Theory Seminar
  • Sociology Of Gender
  • Racial & Social Inequal
  • Theories Of Deviance
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Medical Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Multiple criteria are taken into account when considering applicant admission, including, but not necessarily limited to, GPA for the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree, letters of reference, GRE scores, the writing sample, and the availability of stipends. In addition, applicants must have satisfactorily completed courses in research methods, sociological theory, and statistics, or demonstrate equivalency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    887 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 887 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    695 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 695 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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