GradTrack Admissions | Department of Sociology

GradTrack Admissions

Grad Track Pathway- BS/Master's Program

The Department of Sociology offers a 5 1/2-year Bachelor's/Master's program for highly motivated Sociology majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. Students should apply early in their Junior year to this program. Students are eligible for acceptance (at the end of their Junior year) upon completion of 75 undergraduate hours, including 18 hours of Sociology with a 3.5 GPA or better, the submission of GRE scores (currently being waived), the submission of an application to the Department of Sociology - Grad Track program (Conditional Admission Application), and the submission of the GradTrack Conditional Admission Application to the Toulouse Graduate School (completed by the Sociology Faculty Undergraduate Advisor).

In lieu of 2 advanced undergraduate Sociology electives in the 4th year, students will take 2 of the following courses: SOCI 5050, 5210, 5200, and/or a 5000-level SOCI elective.

SOCI 5050 Sociological Theory (3 credit hours)

SOCI 5200 Seminar on Research Methods and Design (3 credit hours)

SOCI 5210 Introduction to Social Statistics (3 credit hours)

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to this program must complete all of their bachelor's degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they were admitted to the accelerated program or enrollment in graduate level course work will be suspended.

Admitted students will take twelve graduate hours during their senior year, which will also count toward their BS, as permitted by University rules. Bachelor's degrees will be conferred once these twelve hours of 5000-level courses in the Sociology MA/MS graduate program curriculum have been completed successfully (i.e. passed with a letter grade of "C" or better).


YEAR 3/ SEMESTER 1 (approx. 60-75 hours): By end of the fall semester submit Conditional Admission Application Form to the Sociology Department- Undergraduate Advisor

YEAR 3/ SEMESTER 2 (approx. 75-89 hours): In early part of spring semester take the GRE Exam (required for unconditional admittance to GradTrack program- currently waived)

YEAR 4/ SEMESTER 2 (approx. 105-120 hours): In the spring, submit a formal application for MA/MS degree to Toulouse Graduate School (see Toulouse Graduate School website for guidelines and requirements).

Applicants for the 5 1/2-year Bachelor's/Master's GradTrack program are only required to schedule an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Helen Potts (, to file the necessary paperwork to admit them to the GradTrack program as an undergraduate student. GradTrack students will apply to the master's program during the semester in which they graduate with their bachelor's (deadline of February 1 for spring graduates and October 1 for fall graudates). See the Graduate | Admission section of this website for an explanation of how GradTrack students apply for the master's program.

See the flyer here for some general information: GradTrack Info