Department of Sociology
University of Cincinnati
1018 Crosley (ML:0378)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378
Ph: (513) 556-4700
Fax: (513) 556-0057
Completed applications should be received by April 1st for admission to graduate study for the following Fall semester. You can complete an on-line application here. Just click on the graduate application link, fill in your information and submit.
To be considered for admission, all students must submit the first five items; international students must submit all six items.
Students must submit transcripts from all undergraduate work and, if applicable, from graduate programs. The university requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, but this can be waived if the Department and Graduate School agree.
Students should submit three (3) letters from individuals familiar with their ability to carry out graduate level academic work.
Students must submit a current resume or CV.
Applicants should provide a sample of their best academic writing, such as a master's or undergraduate thesis or a course paper.
Students must submit the Graduate Record Examination scores for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical aptitude tests. GRE scores cannot be older than five years.
English proficiency is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Students can demonstrate proficiency in a number of ways at the graduate level. Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE).
For IELTS an overall band score of 7.0 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON a score of 65 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum TOEFL scores required on the paper test is 600, on the computerized test 250, and on the internet based test 100.
Finally, The English proficiency requirement is also met for students who have completed level 112 of Intensive English instruction at ELS Language Centers. More information can be found here.
Students who have received a baccalaureate or higher degree with English as the medium of instruction from certain countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement. You can find a list of these countries here.
Still have questions? You can check out our Admissions FAQ.