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Sociology, Ph.D.

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University rank #443 (QS) Fort Collins, CO, United States
Graduate study in Sociology at Colorado State University is designed to provide the qualified student with professional competence in sociological theory and research methods, and social change.
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The graduate program in Sociology at Colorado State University focuses on social change and our faculty members carry out applied and policy research nationally and internationally on the causes and consequences of social change on individuals, communities, and nations. Areas of current shared interest among faculty include environment and natural resources, agriculture and food, and social justice and governance.

Key facts:

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of Study
  • Crime, Law, and Deviance
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Food, Agriculture, and Development
  • Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • ubmit a statement of your professional interests and objectives. For Ph.D. students especially, you should explain how your professional goals and interests fit with what our program can offer. Statements should not exceed 1,000 words.
  • Arrange for certified transcripts to be sent from each institution at which you took undergraduate and graduate course work. 
  • Provide names, email addresses, and office addresses for three persons who will write recommendation letters for you.
  • Have your Graduate Record Examination Scores
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      1432 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1432 USD per credit and a duration of .
    • National

      584 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 584 USD per credit and a duration of .
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    Living costs for Fort Collins

    • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
      Living Costs

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