Sociology Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Department of Sociology stresses diversity and innovation in its approach to research and learning, and seeks to be a center of rigorous, sophisticated, and inspired searches for knowledge of social life. Department faculty members are among the best in the nation in the following areas:

  • economy and society;
  • ethnomethodology and conversation analysis;
  • gender, sexualities, feminist studies;
  • global studies;
  • race/ethnicity;
  • sociology of culture;
  • social movements;
  • organizations;
  • stratification;
  • political sociology;
  • urban sociology;
  • religion and society;
  • population and environment;
  • networks;
  • quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • sociological theory

Ph.D. students can add an emphasis in: Black Studies, Demography, Environment & Society, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, Language, Interaction and Social Organization, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and Technology & Society.

General Information

Website http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/
Address Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara
3005 Social Sciences & Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-3328
Email grad-soc@soc.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered MA/PhD
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Writing Sample of 10-15 pages (submitted in the online application)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - December 1, 2017 (by 11:59 PM PST)
Emphases Black Studies, Demography, Environment & Society, Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Language, Interaction and Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Technology & Society (All Ph.D. only)
Specializations N/A
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      • Address
        • Department of Sociology
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          3005 Social Sciences & Media Studies Building Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-3328
      • Degrees Offered
        • MA/PhD
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
          • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
          • GRE General test scores
          • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
          • Writing Sample of 10-15 pages (submitted in the online application)
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - December 1, 2017 (by 11:59 PM PST)
      • Emphases
        • Black Studies, Demography, Environment & Society, Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Language, Interaction and Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Technology & Society (All Ph.D. only)
      • Specializations
          N/A