About the Program

  • I’m interested in doing graduate work in sociology. How can I find out about the graduate program at UCI?
  • What kind of jobs do PhDs from the program usually get?
  • How many students are accepted each year to the program?
  • Who gets accepted to the program? Do I have the necessary background and skills?
  • If I am accepted to the program, will I receive financial aid?
  • I already have an MA in sociology. If I am accepted to the PhD program, can I receive any credit for the coursework I have already done?
  • Is a master’s degree required to apply to the PhD program?
  • I’m interested, but I’d like to find out more about the program, department, and university before I apply. What should I do?


Applying to the Program

  • I’d like to apply to the graduate program in Sociology. What should I do?
  • I don’t have access to the web. Can I submit a paper application?
  • What is the application deadline?
  • What application materials are required?
  • What is the statement of purpose? What should be in it?
  • What is the Personal History Statement?
  • Are GRE scores required for all applicants?
  • What are considered acceptable GRE scores for admission?
  • Who is required to submit a TOEFL score?
  • Will there be an interview?
  • I have more questions about the application process. Whom should I contact?



  • When will the department tell me if I have been admitted?
  • What is the deadline for accepting an offer of admission?
  • I have received offers from several PhD programs. How should I decide which one to accept?




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