Note from Director of Graduate Programs
Our faculty members conduct innovative applied and basic research. Recent faculty publications have examined work-family conflict, occupational segregation, immigration debates, poverty, music, women’s health, childhood obesity, democratic policing, and militarism. Faculty have also received grants to investigate foster care practices, health care policies, and government and civilian pollution. The Sociology Department is broad in its scope with faculty working in all areas of sociology with graduate degrees offered in Sociology and Applied Sociology, Dementia and Aging, and Sustainability. The Sociology and Applied Sociology degrees include extensive emphasis upon statistics and quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Deadlines for Admission to the Sociology Graduate Programs are July 15 for FALL applications, and October 15 for SPRING applications. If you are applying for FALL, the deadline for Financial Aid and Scholarships is in March. It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible after January 1 in order to be eligible for various forms of financial aid, and Graduate Scholarships (due Feb. 1 of each year).