1. Students must complete a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in Sociology. Students without an undergraduate Sociology major may be admitted under the condition that they take additional course work in sociology.
2. Students must have competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GRE scores over five years old will not be accepted.
3. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work leading to the bachelor's degree.
4. Students must submit, directly to the Department of Sociology, a Statement of Purpose (500 to 1000 words in length, outlining their goals and interests in subject areas within sociology) and a sample of their writing (a paper from an undergraduate course would be acceptable).
5. Sociology majors at Florida Atlantic University should submit the names of two sociology faculty members as their references. All other students must obtain two letters of recommendation sent directly to the Department of Sociology by references.
Students may apply for admission at any point in the year and, if accepted, may begin study in Fall or Spring term. Applicants seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistantship may wish to defer admission until Fall term, when assistantships are most likely to be available. Those who apply after May 1 may be admitted to the graduate program for the Fall term, but may be too late to be considered for an assistantship award.