The Department of Sociology admits approximately 4-5 new graduate students each year selected from approximately 100 applications.

Applicants must submit an application fee, statement of purpose, all college transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work. International applicants must also submit a TOEFL score and a financial statement (FS-1G Form: Graduate International Student Notification [F-1/J-1]).

The deadline for application for admission is December 31. GRE scores are optional for admissions. Decisions are made in late February or early March and announced in mid March. 

More information on applying can be found on the Krieger Graduate Admissions and Enrollment site.  

All applications should be submitted online  

The Department strives to provide five years of financial support for all full-time Ph.D. students, including tuition, health insurance and a twelve-month stipend, so long as students remain in good academic standing and are making acceptable progress toward completing degree requirements.