Sociology

At the graduate level, we offer an M.A. degree as well as the Ph.D. degree. The department focuses on Medical Sociology/Mental Health, Social Inequalities, Social Psychology, and Criminology/Deviance. For nearly four decades we have offered the Ph.D. in conjunction with the faculty at nearby Kent State University. While the degree is earned at the university of admittance, once admitted to the program, students, faculty, and courses are treated as a single graduate department. Coursework is offered at both campuses and faculty and students interchange freely.


Admission Requirements

MASTER'S DEGREE:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • 3.0 grade point average in sociology or related major
  • GRE (General Test)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of purpose outlining educational and career objectives

DOCTORAL DEGREE:

  • Hold a master's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
  • GRE (General Test)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of purpose outlining educational and career objectives

Application Deadline

  • January 15 for Fall enrollment (if wanting to be considered for a graduate assistantship)
  • March 1 for Fall enrollment (if not seeking a graduate assistantship)

The Department of Sociology only admits for the Fall semester.


Additional Information

Our graduate program provides leaders in college and university education, research, and policy planning and assessment in major community agencies, businesses, government, and health care organizations in Ohio, nationally and internationally.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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