Graduate Program Application Procedures

Departmental Requirements

Deadline: December 1 (We admit for fall term only.)

All Graduate Applicants (Domestic & International)

  • Complete Graduate College Online Application [Departmental Code: 10KS0344PhD]
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Statement of Purpose (750 words)
  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendations letters (can upload these at Apply yourself)
  • GRE scores are optional.

International applicants have additional requirements

  • TOEFL-IBT scores
  • English Translations of all non-English Transcripts
  • Certificate of Degree (including English Translations)
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances
  • International Student Verification Form (processed within Apply Yourself)

Supplemental materials

Please send supplemental materials to:
Graduate Applications
Department of Sociology
702 S Wright Street, 3120 Lincoln Hall, MC 454
Urbana, IL 61801 USA

Note: These required items must be received by the December 1st deadline.

Please refer to the Graduate College Online Application page for the most up-to-date information.