Deadline and How to Apply
All applicants for the PhD programs must apply online using the UCI Online Application for Graduate Admissions
Paper applications are no longer used.
The graduate application will be available starting on October 1, 2021. Please return to the online application on or after that date to create and submit your application for the Fall 2022 admission
The deadline for applications is December 2nd.
The Sociology Department requires one (1) writing sample. The applicant should upload the sample during the application process into the application portal created. The document should be in pdf format.
Please see the FAQ page for more details.
The following items are required as part of the graduate application:
- Application Fee - US$120 (US Citizens and Permanent Residents); US$140 (international
- Application fee waivers are available to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents: https://www.grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/fee-waivers.php
Fee waivers are not available to international applicants.
- GRE scores
- TOEFL or IELTS
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
- One (1) Writing Sample
For further information about these requirements, please click here on FAQ for prospective students.
GRE AND TOEFL/IELTS
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE scores are required of all applicants. GRE scores remain valid for 5 years following the test date. Visit http://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/gre.php for more information on this test. Please contact the Graduate Directors regarding extenuating circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We cannot accept GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT scores in place of the GREs. We do not require that applicants file scores from any of the various GRE (subject) tests available.
Test scores for Fall admission must be dated no earlier than four years prior.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
All graduate students, except those who have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction according to the World Health Education Database, are required to demonstrate oral English proficiency before they admitted to a UCI graduate program and are appointed to Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate titles. For Teaching Assistant and Associate positions, the aforementioned exception will apply only when the undergraduate degree has been earned within five years prior to admission to a graduate program at UCI. Please read the full policy on English proficiency for graduate admissions and how to search for your institution in the database on the on the UCI Graduate Division website. The English proficiency requirement for TAs can be found here.