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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston , Massachusetts ,United States

PhD in Sociology

The program is heavily grounded in research methodology and students engage in detailed study of theory, methodology and statistics as well as their own individual areas of focus. Doctoral students will find a community of scholars and numerous opportunities to work collaboratively with each other and with faculty through conference presentations, journal articles and fieldwork.

Intakes

  • Jan
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  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements: 

  • MA degree in sociology, or closely related field, from a nationally accredited college or university or its international equivalent. The review committee will consider applicants with degrees in other disciplines. Students who do not hold an MA in sociology complete requirements for the MA degree in Applied Sociology (36 credits) en route to the Ph.D.  
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and graduate GPA of 3.5 (within the past seven years).
  • GRE Scores within 5 years.*
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons with whom applicant has significant academic and/or professional contact.
  • Academic writing sample. 
  • Personal statement of no more than 1500 words addressing specific interest in a PhD in sociology and rationale for pursuing the PhD; current major research interests in the field of sociology; and description of professional post PhD goals.  

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 145940 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
    Application Fee: 100 USD
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