Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Admission to the Ph.D. and M.A. Program in Sociology

Applicants should specify on the application which degree program they wish to enter. Applicants seeking a Ph.D. degree should apply directly for acceptance to the Ph.D. program. (Applicants need not have an M.A. degree to apply to the Ph.D. program.) For admission to graduate study in sociology, the following, in addition to the minimum Graduate School requirements, are normally required:

A. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, as attested to by transcripts of previous academic work. Official transcripts from international colleges or universities are preferred to be evaluated by World Education Services.

B. Undergraduate statistics course.

C. Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.

D. Satisfactory results on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. (Non-native speakers of English, in addition to taking the GRE, must take the TOEFL exam and receive a score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 90 (iBT) or better to be considered for admission.)

E. Satisfactory recommendations from former instructors.

F. Acceptance by both the Department and the Graduate School.