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  • Fall: Jan 15
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    2008 JFSB
    Admission Requirements

    GRE is optional

    Additional Requirements

    1. Statement of intent
    2. Writing sample
    3. GRE is optional
    Program Requirements
    The master’s degree prepares students for two career paths: (1) doctoral work beyond the master’s degree and (2) professional careers at the master’s level as teachers and researchers.

    Requirements for Degree.

    • Credit hours (minimum 35): 29 course hours, including at least 23 hours of formal course work in sociology, plus 6 hours of thesis credits (Soc 699R). Only course work with a grade of B– or better is acceptable.
    • Required courses: Soc 600604605610; and for first-year graduate students 598R in fall and winter; minimum 15 additional hours of graduate sociology course work; demonstration of competence in sociological theory, research methods, and statistics.
    • Thesis.
    • Examination: oral defense of thesis.
    Program Outcomes
    Sociology Fundamentals and Specialization
    Graduates will understand the sociological discipline and a deeper comprehension of at least one substantive area within sociology.

    Understanding Sociological Theory
    Graduates will understand and apply key sociological theories to empirical and disciplinary questions.

    Research Design and Reporting
    Graduates will be able to design and conduct sociological research.

    Effective Communication
    Graduates will be able to present original sociological research for a scholarly audience, both orally and in writing.

    Program Stats
    Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
    Total Students 25.0
    International 2.0
    Male 7.0
    Female 18.0
    LDS 25.0
    BYU Undergraduate 10.0
    Five Year Average of Graduated Students
    Average Years to Degree 1.89
    Graduated Per Year 18.2
    GMAT Quantitative Percentile 67.5
    Five Year Average of Admitted Students
    Applied Per Year 12.6
    Admitted Per Year 6.4
    Percent Admitted 50.79
    Average GPA 3.65