College of Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

To be considered for regular admission to the M.A. in Sociological Practice program, candidates should:

  • Have earned baccalaureate degrees from institutions of recognized standing with a major in either sociology or a related discipline.
  • Have earned an undergraduate grade-point average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  • Have earned a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (old scale) or 213 (computer-based test) if English is your second language.
  • Demonstrate ability to complete the program successfully:

    • Submit a 300-500 word Statement of Purpose regarding your current goals, plans for your professional career, and reasons for selecting this field of study.
    • Submit three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from professors familiar with your academic work.
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional.
  • Submit official transcripts of all college and university work.

Submit all other materials necessary to complete the Masters in Sociological Practice application packet (you can request an application packet by completing the online Information Request Form).

If you have not received an undergraduate degree in sociology or have not completed the three core undergraduate courses - Sociological Theory, Research Methods, and Statistics - you may be admitted with the contingency that you will need to complete these undergraduate courses before you are allowed to enroll in the equivalent graduate courses in sociological practice.