The Department of Sociology's graduate programs emphasize the fundamentals of sociological
inquiry (i.e. theory, methods and statistics) combined with specialty areas within
the field. As a graduate student, you can specialize in a combination of areas, including
Crime and Deviance, Environmental Sociology, Social Inequality, Social Movements,
and Social Psychology.
Core courses in sociological theory and methodology
Comprehensive exams in two of five specialty areas: Crime and Deviance, Environmental
Sociology, Social Inequality, Social Movements, and Social Psychology
ACCESSto a variety of accommodations
including a fully-equipped graduate student computer lab, office space, and individual
desktop computers with printers.
Research and Faculty
Our department is large enough to include faculty expertise in several substantive
sub-areas of sociology, yet small enough to generate intimate graduate seminars and
primary relationships between faculty members and graduate students. Our faculty have
received national grants, published books, contributed research articles to internationally
recognized journals, and served as editors and advisory board members for national
and international journals.
Names and email addresses for 3 references (recommendation letters)
Personal statement (2-3 pages)
TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers
Oct. 15 (Spring admission, with or without funding opportunity upon program acceptance)
Feb. 1 (Fall admission, with funding opportunity upon program acceptance
April 1 (Fall admission, no request for funding)
Cost & Assistance
Teaching and research assistantships are available to MS and PhD students. Assistantships
provide a tuition waiver and a stipend. Up to two years of half-time support (20 hrs/week)
as a teaching or research assistant is available to master's candidates and up to
four years of half-time support (20 hrs/week) is available to doctoral candidates.