Dear Prospective Fall 2018 Sociology Graduate Student,  

Congratulations! You are getting ready for graduate school in sociology.

Here are some important things that you should know about Purdue Sociology. 


All admitted students are fully funded.

Low Cost of Living

Intellectual and Social Community

Our Faculty They excel in obtaining grants, in publishing, and they often publish and do research with students.

Individual Faculty Research Interests -- on the official departmental webpages

Notable Sociology at Purdue, 2016 -- a department publication.

Our Graduate Student Community.  You will not be alone here.

Training and Later Employment

Major Research Areas, Theory, and Methods Training.

Placement Rates of our PhD Graduates.

Degrees and Programs

Degrees that we offer.  

Related Departments, Research Centers, and Programs.

Campus Resources

Cultural Centers on Campus

Diversity Resource Office

Diversity Programs in the College of Liberal Arts

Diversity Resources Especially for Graduate Students:
   Office of Multi-Cultural Programs
   Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate (AGEP) 

International Students

Visiting and Applying

Can I Visit the Campus?

What Kinds of Students Should Apply?

Kinds of Students Especially in Demand This Year.

Follow this link to learn how to apply. The Application Deadline is December 31st.

Information and Contacts

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

The Department of Sociology FaceBook Page The Official Sociology Department Website 

Then click on the “Graduate” tab to find lots more information about how to apply and what is happening with graduate students in our department. 

We have a great department! But even if our program isn't the right fit for you, perhaps you know someone else who should apply to Purdue.

Please share the web address of this page with others who are interested in graduate study in sociology.

We are always looking for good students!

Dan Olson
Director of Graduate Studies
Purdue Sociology