Admission to the M.A. program in Applied Quantitative Research is granted for the fall semester only. Admission is limited to students whose academic records and letters of recommendation indicate exceptional promise of success in the study and application of quantitative research techniques. This means an outstanding undergraduate record or other related evidence. Applicants with lower averages may be admitted where there is indication of a particular strength in research methods and clear aptitude for graduate work. The general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all students. All international students whose language of undergraduate instruction was not English are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The M.A. program is designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time students.
Formal requirements for the Master of Arts degree in Applied Quantitative Research are the satisfactory completion of graduate studies totaling at least 34 points, including the successful completion of an approved thesis. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The M.A. degree requires seven core courses and three elective courses. The seven core courses are Design of Social Research, SOC-GA 1301, Data Analysis, SOC-GA 1903, Techniques of Quantitative Analysis I, SOC-GA 1401, Techniques of Quantitative Analysis II, SOC-GA 1402, AQR Workshop I, SOC-GA 1501, AQR Workshop II, SOC-GA 1502, and Master’s Thesis SOC-GA 1998. Elective courses are selected from the department’s doctoral course offerings or other relevant courses in the University.