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.

Please note: Applications for the M.A./Ph.D. program in Sociology are not being accepted for 2021. The department anticipates accepting applications in fall 2021 for fall 2022 admission.

Adress
Mailing Address
Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara
3005 Social Sciences & Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430
(USA)

Phone

Department Phone Number
(805) 893-3328

Degree icon Degrees Offered
MA/PhD

Address iconDeadlines
  • Fall Only - Please note: Applications for the M.A./Ph.D. program in Sociology are not being accepted for 2021. The department anticipates accepting applications in fall 2021 for fall 2022 admission.

Requirements Icon

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.
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)