The master's program in sociology is designed to expose students to key sociological methods and theory through a variety of core required courses, electives, and the completion of a final writing project.
Students can track their progress using this worksheet.
There are three options for completing the writing project for the Master of Arts in Sociology program: Literature Review, Research Project, and Thesis.For more information, see our Graduate Advising FAQ.
How to Apply / Deadlines:
1) Fill out an online application.
2) Mail in your application materials to the address listed below.
Application materials required are: official transcripts from every college and university you have attended and a written personal statement. The personal statement should reflect on your past coursework and/or experiences in sociology and related fields; discuss future goals; and explain why this particular program appeals to you. We do not require the GRE or letters of recommendation but feel free to submit these with your other materials.
Application materials, except for letters of recommendation, can be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org (this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents.
Hard copies should be mailed to:
Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Admissions Office
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614
New students will be admitted for either autumn or winter quarter.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Autumn Quarter: July 15
Winter Quarter: December 1
Criteria / Conditions: The department of sociology admits students with a bachelor's degree who show definite promise for completing the requirements for the advanced degree. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong academic record, past courses and/or experience in sociology or related fields, and an interest in pursuing a career related to sociology.
Students who have not taken undergraduate statistics with a B- or better will be required to complete SOC 402: Statistics for the Social Sciences. SOC 402 carries graduate credit and can be counted among the twelve courses for the degree.
Graduate Information Sessions:
Please join us for an information session featuring DePaul's M.A. in Sociology program. At this information session you will have the opportunity to learn about program content, admission requirements, and meet with the program faculty.
For a schedule of current events, please click here.
International Student Admission:
International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission. Please visit http://las.depaul.edu/ProspectiveStudents/Graduate/InternationalAdmission.asp for exact information.
This form is for students applying for readmission to their graduate program in order to enroll in a candidacy continuation course or apply for degree conferral. If you have additional coursework to complete, you will need to complete the online application.