Recommended Timeline

First Year:

Required Elements:

  • Complete required first year coursework: GRDSH 501 TA Preperation (and attend the TA Conference in the week prior to classes starting), Soc 510 (Theory), Soc 508 (Logic of Social Inquiry), Soc 504 (Applied Social Statistics), Soc 505 (Applied Social Statistics), Soc 506 (Methodology: Quantitative Techniques in Sociology) and Proseminar (Soc 501A, 501B, 501C)
  • Suggested completion of a minimum of 3 graded electives (9 graded credits minimum)
  • Plan out coursework for the Ph.D. Training Plan

Expectations:

  • Identify MA Advisor
  • Develop MA Topic
  • Explore collaborative research projects

Second Year:

Required Elements:

  • Additional Sociology Coursework:
    • Finish required Sociology graded Electives as needed
    • Ph.D. Training Plan coursework completion
    • Suggested to take the teaching practicum, currently GRDSCH 515 Higher Education Teaching (usually in Winter) (preparation for departmental teaching qualification)
  • Ph.D. Training Plan approved
  • MA Thesis: Plan and complete required coursework (including 9 credits of SOC 700), writing, and research
  • Complete MA / Advance to Ph.D. Program: Summer of year 2 or Autumn of year 3

Expectations:

  • Write MA Paper, defend if possible
  • Join collaborative research project
  • Take teaching practicum
  • Investigate funding options

Third Year:

Required Elements:

Expectations:

Fourth Year:

Required Elements:

Expectations:

  • Submit papers for publications
  • Present at professional meetings
  • Apply for funding
  • Continue research collaborations

Fifth Year and Beyond:

Required Elements:

Expectations:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Submit papers for publications
  • Present at professional meetings
  • Continue research collaborations