Admissions

Dear Prospective Graduate Students:

Thank you for your interest in the PhD program in Sociology at the University of Kentucky.  We have an excellent Department composed of internationally recognized faculty both within our department and in other colleges affiliated with our program. Our program emphasizes preparing graduate students for a variety of career options in academic and applied settings by building foundational sociological knowledge and skills and providing professional development opportunities.

New full-time students are admitted only for the fall semester. Financial assistance is available in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and university fellowships. The number of assistantships available to students varies from year to year. 

All application materials, including letters of recommendations and required test scores, must be received by January 15 for consideration for the following fall semester. Admission and funding decisions are announced by late March or early April. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission with at least an average score of the three scores at the 50th percentile. International students must also take the TOEFL examination, with a minimum score of 550 (213 on the computer-based test) required by the University of Kentucky Graduate School.

All the documents must be submitted to the online Apply Yourself system. Additional information about applying to the University of Kentucky can be found at the Graduate School website.

Please contact the chair of the Sociology admissions committee, Dr. Patrick Mooney (phmooney@uky.edu) if you have any questions about the application process or our program.

Sincerely, 

Janet P. Stamatel, Ph.D. (jstamatel@uky.edu)

Director of Graduate Studies

Materials required for Application

Below are the materials you need to upload to the Apply Yourself after you fill out the Online Application Form:

·         Statement of purpose

·         Writing sample

·         Undergraduate/graduate transcripts

·         GRE scores

·         TOEFL/IELTS scores

·         3 Recommendation letters

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