36 Total Credits Required
8 – 10 Credits
Or equivalent graduate-level Statistics course, by advisement.
Area of Specialization
13 – 15 Credits
In addition to the core requirements, students select elective courses to create an area of specialization. Students may select from one of the suggested areas, or build their own specialization based on their interests and in consultation with their academic adviser. Most students use their area of specialization to help prepare for and support their thesis work, such as additional methodology courses or that help students further explore themes and connect with experts in their area of interest.
Optional: Independent Study (0-6 units)
An independent study provides students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member on a particular topic or creative project. SOED-GE 2301 Independent Study supports Sociology of Education students pairing an internship or fieldwork experience with coursework for course credit. Through course meetings and assignments, along with working in a professional setting, students develop the necessary skills for their career. Students complete at least 45 hours of work per credit.