How to Apply

Application deadline:
December 15, 2024 for fall 2025

In order to apply to the PhD program, you must submit an application to the Graduate School through the online application. See the "instructions for application" below on what you need to submit. 

The deadline to submit all of your application materials is December 15. Any materials received after the deadline may not be in your file in time for departmental

Follow our instructions for application carefully.

All students admitted to the graduate program are guaranteed five years of financial support. When you submit an application for admission you will also be considered for departmental funding.

The Department of Sociology has limited funds to pay the application fee for students who lack resources and are from underrepresented populations. If you feel that you meet these criteria please contact Becky Drasin at to obtain the form Request for an Application Fee Grant. Requests are due by December 1.

Please note that although the Graduate School application gives you several options for degree objective and admission term, the sociology department admits to the PhD program for the fall semester only.

Visit the Graduate School for application instructions and general information.

If you have questions about the program or application process please contact Becky Drasin -

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