|Admission to the Program|
Admission to the doctoral program in Medical Sociology requires the approval of the Graduate School and the doctoral program committee of the Department of Sociology, which is responsible for recruiting the most qualified graduate students and for balancing the interests of the Medical Sociology program with the available financial resources. The committee reviews and makes recommendations for admission. Students entering the program with a master's degree are granted waivers for a maximum of 16 semester hours of substantive graduate work, upon approval of the Graduate Program Director and the professors in charge of the respective coursework in question. Students transferring from another graduate program without having received a graduate degree may be granted waivers for a maximum of 12 semester hours of substantive graduate work, upon approval of the Graduate Program Director and the professors in charge of the respective coursework in question.
Minimum admission requirements are as follows:
Exceptional students who fail to meet any of the above requirements will be evaluated on a case‑by‑case basis. Furthermore, the following criteria are also considered in the admissions process:
Applications for fall admission are due by March 1; applications for spring admission are due by November 1; and applications for summer admission are due by April 1. The application for the PhD program can be completed on-line at the following link: