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Sociology
(M.A. & Accelerated*)

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Admissions are for fall semester only. Applications must be received by February 1 to be considered for a graduate assistantship. All other applications, inlcuding Accelerated considered until June 30.

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A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.

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This program requires the General GRE.

Note: International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.

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This program requires three recommendations. Please send email requests for such recommendations from within the online system.

An image of a brown pencil on a gold background with a purple border.     Written statement

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Submit an original piece of academic writing within the online system.

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This program does not require any other program materials to be submitted.

An image of a brown I in a brown circle on a gold background with a green border.     Additional information

For admission to the master's program in sociology, you must:

- Complete 24 semester hours in undergraduate social science, with at least 15 semester hours in sociology, including courses in theory and research methods. If you do not have the requisite hours of undergraduate sociology curses you may be required to make up deficiencies as a condition of matriculation.

- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in undergraduate sociology courses.

No single requirement is sufficient to guarantee an offer of admission or to dictate a denial of admission. The information you submit is carefully evaluated by the Central Graduate Committee to ascertain if you are likely to succeed in graduate studies in sociology and you have the intellectual interests which can be cultivated by the department's areas of strength.

If you have any questions, please review the website below for program and contact information.

Department of Sociology — College of Arts and Sciences

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An official transcript from the institution from which you received your bachelor degree is required, as well as a transcript from institution(s) where any graduate level courses or degrees have been taken/completed. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken/completed at WMU.

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