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Accelerated Master's

Accelerated master's in sociology

Academic Program

The Department of Sociology offers a an accelerated master's program, which is designed to allow motivated and academically superior undergraduates the opportunity to earn graduate credit hours in sociology during their senior year. As undergraduates, accelerated students may earn between 6-9 credit hours (taking 2-3 graduate level courses), all of which are applied toward both the undergraduate degree, as well as the graduate degree, thus allowing students to begin the graduate program in sociology with credits already applied toward their MA degree.

The graduate courses taken during the student's senior year will depend on the courses the student has remaining to complete his/her undergraduate degree in sociology. The undergraduate advisor, Dr. Jonetta Weber, works individually with accelerated students regarding their course schedule. NOTE: Students in the accelerated program in sociology may only apply their graduate credits earned as an undergraduate toward the graduate degree in sociology at UofL.

Admissions Requirements
To be admitted to the program, a student must have: an undergraduate GPA of 3.35 or better at the time of application, and a total combined verbal/quantitative GRE score of at least 1000 (if taken prior to August, 2011) or 300 (if taken since August, 2011, and at least a 3.5 GRE score on the analytical reasoning section.

Application Procedure
Students must apply during the first or second semester of their junior year (usually when they have earned between 70-80 hours) by submitting the following materials to Dr. Jonetta Weber: (a) formal letter of application, (b) two letters of recommendation from previous or current sociology instructors, and (c) responses to the Sociology Admissions Questionnaire. Students should have their GRE scores sent to UofL; the Department of Sociology will have access to them once UofL has received them.

Contact Information
If you are interested in the accelerated master's program, please contact Dr. Jonetta Weber, Director of Academic Services, at or (502) 852-8028.

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