At ISU we are dedicated to your success as a graduate student. The graduate program in sociology provides award-winning education. Graduate students in sociology develop the capability for original and creative research. Students engage in either independent or group research under the direction of faculty members. Preparation for the graduate degree is not confined to formal class work and activity on research projects. Students also work toward intellectual independence while developing an integrated grasp of the field. We encourage you to explore.

Ph.D. Offered: Yes

Master's Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): 1) Social & Economic Disparities 2) Agriculture & Development 3) Criminology & Criminal Justice

Ph.D. Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Rachel Burlingame
Phone: 515-294-2506
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 31 for Fall 2018 admission. The Sociology program no longer admits students during Spring term.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

The Sociology Graduate Program requires 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted as part of the online application.
Ph.D. applicants must submit copy of Master's thesis if Master's degree is not in sociology. Email to Rachel Burlingame or mail to address below.
Optional material: All applicants are invited to submit a writing sample (thesis, research paper, creative component paper, etc). Email to Rachel Burlingame or mail to address below.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 600
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 100
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Sociology Grad Admissions Secretary
103 East Hall
510 Farm House Lane
Department of Sociology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1054