The PhD in Sociology from The New School offers qualified scholars the theories and methods necessary to develop sociological study in innovative and imaginative ways, in sustained treatment of a single topic across disciplinary boundaries and/or subcategories of the field.
PhD candidates must earn 30 credits in addition to the 30 credits and MA Examination taken in the Sociology MA program, for a total of 60 credits. Transfer students who already have an MA in sociology (or its equivalent) from another institution may be assigned credit for all or part of their previous graduate studies up to a maximum of 30 credits. Incoming students who already have an MA in sociology from another institution will still be required to take and to pass the Sociology Department MA examination.
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Fall Application Deadlines
Fellowship Deadline: January 7
International Applicant Deadline: June 15
Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1
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This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
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