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Sample Programs

M.A. in Sociology | Ph.D. in Sociology | M.A. in Economics | Ph.D. in Economics | Master’s in Marine Policy
M.A. in History | Ph.D. in History | Master’s in Urban Affairs and Public Policy | Master’s in Public Administration


M.A. in Sociology (with thesis option)

30 credits, including 6 credit thesis; 30-33 credits for thesis
   

Fall

  • SOCI 605 Data Collection
  • SOCI 621 Deviance
  • SOCI 626 Organization
  • SOCI 658 Social Science, Law & the Legal Process

Fall

  • SOSI elective
  • Master’s thesis *

Spring

  • SOCI 612 Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 655 Law and Society
  • UAPP 667 Civil Rights Law and Policy
  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy
    (by permission)


Ph.D. in Sociology

9 courses + dissertation; 10 for certificate, unless given permission for 2 outside Sociology
   

Fall

  • SOCI 605 Data Collection
  • SOCI 606 Qualitative Methods
  • SOCI 612 Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 813 Social Theory

Fall

  • SOCI 658 Social Science, Law & the Legal Process

Spring

  • SOCI 614 Advanced Data Analysis
  • SOCI 655 Law and Society *
  • EDUC 812 Regression Models
  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *
    (by permission)

Spring

  • POSC 605 Topics in Law and Courts *
  • SOCI 969 Dissertation *

M.A. in Economics

30 credit hours, 36 for certificate
   

Fall

  • ECON 801 Microeconomics
  • Econometrics I
  • ECON elective
  • ECON 861 Industrial Organization & Antitrust Policy *

Fall

  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *
  • ECON Research Project (legal topic) *
  • ECON elective
  • ECON elective

Spring

  • ECON 802 Macroeconomics
  • SOCI Law and Society (Sociology) *
  • FINC 867 Corporate Governance *
  • ECON elective

 

One non-economics course may count toward the degree -- here, FINC 867.


Ph.D. in Economics

A student must first obtain the M.A., and then go on to the Ph.D. Eight additional courses are required, and 5 are fixed. The other three would be in a specific concentration, such as Industrial Organization or Finance. Two additional courses would then be required to satisfy the concentration requirement.
   

Fall

  • Advanced Micro
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • ECON elective

Fall

  • ECON 861 Industrial Organization & Antitrust Policy *

Spring

  • Advanced Macro
  • Time-Series Econometrics
  • SOCI Law and Society (Sociology) *
  • FINC 867 Corporate Governance *

Spring

  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *
  • Ph.D. Dissertation *

Master’s in Marine Policy

39 credits required; with certificate perhaps 45
   

Fall

  • MAST 670 Policy
  • MAST 675 Natural Resources
  • MAST 601 Oceanography
  • MAST 673 International Law *

Fall

  • SOCI 655 Law and Society *
  • MAST elective
  • MAST elective

Spring

  • MAST 676 Environmental Economics
  • MAST 677 International Ocean Policy
  • MAST 672 Policy Analysis
  • MAST 674 Legal Aspects of Coastal Zone *

Spring

  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *
  • MAST elective MAST thesis (6 credits)

M.A. in History

30 credits; 30 credits with certificate
   

Fall

  • Historiography 1
  • Historiography 2
  • History seminar

Fall

  • HIST 650 Political Economy of U.S. *
  • Research and Writing Seminar (on law topic) *

Spring

  • HIST/SOCI 637 Law and Society in History *
  • Research and Writing Seminar
  • POSC 805 Seminar: Public Law *
  • POSC 605 Topics in Law and Courts (seminar)

 

The history M.A. allows 9 credits outside of the History major -- here 6 such credits are included, from political science.


Ph.D. in History

30 credits + dissertation; same with certificate
   

Fall

  • Historiography 1
  • Historiography 2
  • History seminar

Fall

  • HIST 650 Political Economy of U.S. *
  • Research and Writing Seminar (on law topic) *

Spring

  • HIST/SOCI 637 Law and Society in History *
  • Research and Writing Seminar
  • POSC 805 Seminar: Public Law *
  • POSC 605 Topics in Law and Courts (seminar)

Spring

  • Dissertation with legal element

 

A student also could satisfy the research requirement by a research paper as part of the research and writing seminar.


Master’s in Urban Affairs and Public Policy

36 credits; 36 credits with approval for 2 outside courses
   

Fall

  • UAPP 613 Urban planning
  • UAPP 800 Research Methods
  • SOCI 655 Law and Society *
  • UAPP 828 Urban Policy

Fall

  • Analytical paper (3 credits) *
  • EDUC 664 Legal Issues for School Managers
  • UAPP elective

Spring

  • UAPP 628 Land Use
  • UAPP 815 Statistics
  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *
  • UAPP 667 Civil Rights Law and Policy

Spring

  • UAPP Elective

Master’s in Public Administration

42 credits--same with certificate with waiver
   

Fall

  • UAPP 803 Public Administration
  • UAPP 819 Management
  • UAPP 835 Organizational Theory
  • SOCI 655 Law and Society *

Fall

  • UAPP 828 Urban Policy
  • UAPP 834 Public Economics
  • Internship

Spring

  • UAPP 815 Statistics
  • UAPP 833 Public Finance
  • EDUC 664 Legal Issues for School Managers *
  • UAPP 667 Administrative Law and Policy *

Spring

  • UAPP 667 Civil Rights Law and Policy *
  • UAPP 837 Human Resources
  • UAPP 872 Research paper

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