Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Applications for the MA program are accepted for Fall Semester only. Applicants who wish to begin coursework prior to their admission to the Graduate School may do so through the Graduate Non-Degree Program.

  • February 1 – priority consideration for Fall semester
  • April 15 – final deadline for Fall admission

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, or a certifiable international equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0). They should have five undergraduate sociology courses (or approved equivalents, with no more than two of the latter) with a GPA of at least 3.0.  Our required graduate advanced statistics course has a prerequisite of undergraduate statistics with a grade of B- or better. The GRE test is not required.

Checklist for a complete application must include the following:

  • Completed on-line application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic abilities.
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous college and university work, documenting each course taken, grades received, and all degrees awarded.
  • Personal Statement:  a 500-750 word essay on “Why I want to enter a Master’s Degree in Sociology.”
  • Writing sample: a sole-authored writing sample (a recent term paper or report analyzing a social science topic).
  • International Students must also submit evidence of English language proficiency.

CLICK HERE to apply to the Sociology MA Program.

Amanda Horn image“I will be forever grateful for the support provided by professors and administrative staff throughout the duration of my MA degree. The sociology department and their graduate program provided immensely beneficial courses as well as mentorship that created an educationally empowering environment. I use these skills daily in my current roles as a Doctoral Candidate and when teaching undergraduate students.” – Amanda Horn, PhD Sociology Student, Wayne State University

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