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Rural Sociology

College of Agricultural Sciences

M.S.

M.S. in Rural Sociology

Minimum of 30 credits (400, 500, 600 level) plus thesis

  • Research Methods (AGEC 525 or its equivalent)
  • Statistics - two semester sequence (AG 400 or RSOC 573 or their equivalent)
  • Two or more of the following courses for Rural Sociology (RSOC 444, 452, 501, 502, 508, or 516)
  • 6 semester credit hours of Thesis Research
  • A final oral defense of thesis

M.S. in HDNRE

17 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

  • 6 semester credit hours of Thesis Research if a thesis is required.

Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Rural Sociology

No specified minimum credit requirements plus dissertation

  • RSOC 502
  • Either RSOC 516 or 517
  • Two of the following (includes untaken course from above; RSOC 501, 508, 525, 530, 552, 555, 597A-E)
  • Research Methods (AGEC 525 or its equivalent)
  • Statistics - two semester sequence (AG 400 or RSOC 573 or their equivalent)
  • 9 semester credit hours of Thesis Research
  • Comprehensive examinations in four areas (Rural Sociology; Methods/Statistics; two additional areas. These areas of concentration are developed in consultation with major professor and others. One of these areas must be HDNR.)
  • A final oral defense of dissertation

Ph.D. in HDNRE

18 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

If a HDNRE M.S./M.A. student continues into the HDNRE Ph.D. program, 15 credits of interdisciplinary courses must be selected with the approval of the student's doctoral committee.

  • 9 semester credit hours of Thesis Research