• Statement of Purpose
• Writing Sample
• Three Letters of Recommendation
• Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
• GRE NOT required
• Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)*
For the Statement of Purpose, provide a concise statement of your research interests and how Georgia State University’s Department of Sociology will help you to meet your educational and career goals. This statement should speak to how your research interests align with those of specific faculty member in the Department. This statement may also note any disadvantages or significant challenges you have faced in your path toward higher education. Your statement should be approximately 750 words.
For the Writing Sample, submit a of written scholarly work (such as a term/research paper, or scholarly publication) that provides a good indication of your analytical and writing skills.
Letters of Recommendation should be provided from former or current professors or from supervisors who have observed you in a professional capacity such as jobs, internships and/or volunteer positions.
To be considered for an assistantship, you must apply by January 15.
Applicants to the joint M.A./Ph.D. program should select Sociology; Doctor of Philosophy as their program of study in the application portal.
*Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores