Black Churches and AIDS as a Social Issue
Michelle Beadle-Holder (MA, Soc '06) recently published an article from her master's thesis in the Journal of African American Studies. The article explores the progressive and conservative practices through which Black churches address or ignore AIDS as a social issue.
MA in Sociology
The Master of Arts in Sociology program provides a solid grounding in the following three areas of specialization:
- Social Inequality
- Urban Sociology
Two courses in a major field and one course in a minor field must be completed. Currently available fields of specialization are criminology, social inequality, and urban sociology.
With the consent of an advisor, one graduate course in a related department or program can be used for either one of the major courses or for the minor course requirement.
The Master's Thesis
The thesis is expected to be a research paper of publishable quality. The thesis committee will consist of two members, at least one selected from the sociology faculty.
Time to Complete Degree
Normally it takes two years for full-time students to complete their degrees. A part-time option (with a minimum of six credits per semester) is also available.
Program of Studies Form
All MA candidates must complete a Program of Studies form no later than the end of the first semester of residence. Forms are available in the department's MA Information Packet.