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Social Research (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by the Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at or above the 600-level, with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit

Course Requirements

Required (6 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

  • 6 credit hours of graduate-level sociology coursework relevant to social research selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. Courses outside the Sociology Department may be substituted with the approval of the graduate advisor


For questions about the sociology master's program, please contact Graduate Program Codirectors Bette Dickerson or Michael Bader: 


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