I picked up my regalia and graduation tickets today. I still wouldn’t say that I’m excited, but it will feel good to have this one program finished and behind me, allowing me to concentrate on more broad areas of sociology (and information technology, if I so choose).

The Uneventful Graduation

I have been graduated in the form of being conferred an academic credential a total of 4 times in my life so far. High school, two associates (AA, AGE) and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. High school was a big deal in terms of a recognition of a terminal point being reached and a […]

Objectives for the Spring 2013 Semester

Spring 2013 is my second semester as a Masters student and my third semester as a graduate student. I am presently enrolled in four graduate programs: Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Arts in Sociology, Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science and Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. I have been told […]

A Postmodern Sociology

During my year in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies graduate certificate program I encountered critical theory, postmodernism and poststructuralism numerous times. It just goes with the territory. It is difficult to study gender or sexuality without being able to deconstruct it and the best tools for that are provided by postmodern thought. Deconstructing the […]

Becoming A Junior Scholar

Monday morning at 11am I went to the University for a sociology orientation. I was uncertain of what to expect from this first encounter with the faculty and my cohort. Almost immediately it was confirmed that my understanding that I was one of six selected was correct. I am the type that typically likes to […]

Why Sociology?

My academic interests to this point may not scream that sociology is the logical choice for me, but I do feel as though it is a good fit. The programs I considered at the same time as sociology were counseling and a liberal studies degree. Counseling was and is my first choice, but things just […]

Accepted to Master of Arts in Sociology

I was simply checking my grades today and reviewed my academic transcript and found that my primary program had changed since my last visit. My primary major was listed as “sociology”. I opened up the status of my application to reveal “decision made”. It seems as though I am now a Master of Arts in […]

Mastering My Options

I began my adventure into graduate-level coursework with a simple plan: take a graduate certificate in cognitive science, complete a Master’s degree in Clinical/Community Psychology, and then get my Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology. Every bit of this plan has been skewed. Initially I was rejected by the cognitive science program because I did not […]

Application Submitted

I have filed my application for admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling program. Now I get to wait nervously for the admissions panel ands graduate coordinator to do their work. If the application is in line with the type of candidate the program is looking for, then I should be invited to an […]