Sociology

 

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A brief statement responding to the following with roughly a paragraph each (100-150 words)
      • Purdue focuses on seven areas of concentration in sociology: family; health, aging, and the life course; law and society; social inequality: class, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality; social movements and political sociology; sociology of religion; and work and organizations. In which area(s) are you most interested and what draws you to these areas?
      • Our program emphasizes training for academic positions and non-academic positions involving social science research. Describe how this training fits with your career goals.
      • Describe any skills you have developed or experiences you have had that have helped you prepare for graduate study in sociology.
      • Provide any additional information that you feel would help us in evaluating your application. (Optional)
  • Writing Sample
    • A sample of written work in English (e.g., a senior thesis, term paper, or published paper about 10-25 pages, double spaced) providing evidence of potential independent research and writing.
  • CV

English Proficiency Requirements


Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 10* No Entry No Entry

  • *Applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration.

Program Contact Information


  • Name Tammy Crider
    Phone 765-494-4666
    Email tcrider@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Department of Sociology
    Purdue University
    700 West State Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059
    USA

Additional Information


  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • We do NOT admit students seeking only an MS degree.
  • Exceptions may be made in special cases regarding departmental minimum required test scores. The Graduate School minimum English proficiency test score requirements still apply and can be found at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-toefl.html.
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