Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.A.; Ph.D.
- Family and Demography
- Social Inequality (Race, Class and Gender)
- Mental and Physical Health
- Survey and Quantitative Methodologies
- Sociology of Religion
- Social Psychology
- Sociological Theory
- Social Networks
- Environmental Studies
- Institute for Ethnic Studies
- Survey Research and Methodology
- Women's and Gender Studies (Ph.D.)
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
- Three letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Writing sample
Application DeadlineFall: January 15
The Department of Sociology provides a unique opportunity to work with a strong group of active research scholars in the following areas: sociology of the family; inequalities: race, ethnicity, class and gender; and health, mental health, and substance abuse.
Resources and training opportunities include: major data sets that provide students with opportunities to do independent or collaborative research; outstanding survey research and statistics and methods training; excellent computer facilities; and a department library.
Regular colloquia are scheduled to consider issues and discuss research in the department's main areas of concentration and students are encouraged to do independent and collaborative research projects. Students also obtain significant teaching experience and participate in a series of formal seminars on professional development issues.
We have earned the national "SWS Seal of Excellence" for department climate that is welcoming to women and gender scholars, the UNL Chancellor's Commission on People of Color Department Award of Excellence, and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Award as well, for our outreach and achievement in these arenas. Eight of our faculty members teach courses affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies and the Ethnic Studies Department. In addition, we have strong ties with Environmental Studies and the Survey Research and Methodology program, and we have a long history of substantial grant support from a range of federal research agencies (currently NIH, NSF, NIMH, NIDA).
Courses and MoreStudents in Sociology are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and Research
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