Graduate Program: Application Procedures
The graduate program is designed to prepare scholars for teaching and research in the discipline of sociology. As such, it is organized primarily for students seeking the Ph.D. degree.
Admission to graduate status in the Department of Sociology is
based upon four criteria:
(1) the applicant's prior academic performance, especially in Sociology; (2) the student's performance on the Graduate Record Examination; (3) letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant's potential for achieving academic excellence; and (4) the extent to which the student's areas of expressed interest coincide with departmental emphases.
In addition, students are encouraged to submit a copy of one professional or term paper with their application; written work, if submitted, will be considered in admission decisions. Normally, students are admitted for the fall quarter of each academic year. Although students may petition to be admitted to the program during the academic year, mid-year admissions are not recommended because the sequence of core courses is designed to begin with the fall quarter. The deadline for applications for admission for the fall quarter is March 1, and for various University fellowship programs, January 5.
Students who lack adequate undergraduate preparation in sociology will be required to make up such deficiencies before work can be credited toward the graduate program. A detailed statement of degree requirements and procedures for the graduate degrees is available at the departmental office. General University requirements of the Graduate Division can be found in the Graduate Studies section of the UCR catalog.
|Contact Address:||Sociology Department
1206 Watkins Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
|Contact Phone & E-Mail||
Professor Jonathan Turner
|Leading to the degree of||Ph.D.|
|Specializations||1) Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies
2) Family and Social Psychology
3) Gender Studies
4) Organizations and Institutions
5) Political Economy and Global Social Change
6) Race and Class Inequality
7) Sociological Theory
8) Evolutionary Sociology
|Admission Limited to||Fall. Winter and Spring are not recommended because the sequence of core courses is designed to begin with the fall quarter.|
|Deadline to apply||Fellowships are applied for by January
5 of the year you intend to register
Fall quarter - March 1 (domestic applicants), February 1 (foreign applicants); Winter quarter - September 1 (domestic applicants), July 1 (foreign applicants); Spring quarter - December 1 (domestic applicants), October 1 (foreign applicants)
|GRE (General and/or Subject), TSE, TWE, TOEF||GRE. ALL applicants whose first language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).|
|Letters of Recommendation||3|
|Other Requirements||Students are required to submit a copy of one professional or term paper with their application; written work, if submitted, will be considered in admission decisions.|