Admissions | Department of Sociology



A. Applicants for the 5-year BS/Masters Gradtrak program are only required to schedule an appointment with the undergraduate program director Dr. Helen Potts ( in order to file the necessary paperwork. GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose are not required for the BS/Masters GradTrak program.

B. The admission process to our MA/MS, PhD, and masters-PhD pass-through continues year-round. However, there is a deadline of February 1 for preferential admissions of masters and PhD applicants. The application process both the MA/MS and PhD involves two steps:

1) Applicants must complete an application to the Toulouse Graduate School.

2) Applicants for the MA/MS, PhD, and masters-PhD pass-through must also complete the sociology departmental application and a statement of purpose (SOP) that mentions the applicant's areas of research interest and the faculty members in the department with whom the applicant could potentially collaborate. Three letters of recommendation must be sent to the department on the applicant's behalf. Please direct these documents (application form, SOP, and LORs) to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gabe Ignatow (

3) Applicants for the PhD and masters-PhD pass-through who wish to be considered for funding, including UNT's Tuition Benefits Program, work opportunities, and departmental scholarships (click here for more information), should complete their applications by February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be given a lower priority for funding, although in some years funding may still be available.

The Toulouse Graduate School will notify all applicants of the admission decision to the sociology program.

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