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Sociology | Master's Program

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  • Sociology
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    Linden, Sandra L
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MA in Sociology

Admission to the Program

University requirements for admission include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work; and for international students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 600 (or 100 on the internet based test), a minimum score of 68 on the Pearson Test of English, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have with at least a 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores are required. A background in the social sciences is strongly preferred.

Admission to the program is at the discretion of the department’s Graduate Committee and is based on academic record and letters of recommendation from two persons able to evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study in sociology. Provisional admission may be considered on a case-by-case basis where minimum university requirements are not fully met.

The personal statement should make clear how your interests overlap with the research of one or more members of the faculty.

Fall admissions preferred. There is a February 1 application deadline for merit awards consideration.

Apply online or visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information.

Application Deadline

There is a February 1 application deadline for merit awards consideration. 

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