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Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

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Graduate Admission

Prerequisites are 15 credit hours in sociology, a course in sociological theory, and a sociology course in statistics. Applications must include scores on the Graduate Record Examination aptitude tests. International applicants must submit scores on the GRE and either the Test of English as a Foreign Language or the academic format of the International English Language Testing System administered by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Applications also must include

  • A statement of academic interests and professional goals,
  • 3 recommendation rating forms and letters from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s academic performance,
  • 1 complete set of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae,
  • A writing sample, and
  • A nonrefundable application fee (see Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog).

The applicant’s record should indicate considerable academic promise and a high level of motivation.

Submit your graduate application online. Send transcripts of all completed university course work and all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Sociology
Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 716
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540

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