60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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The Sociology program at the University of Arizona is intended to be a professional research degree. This program of study prepares you well for careers in sociology. In addition to course work, you are expected to gain professional experience through participation in research, both independently and in conjunction with faculty members. 

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Key Features

By taking the Sociology program at University of Arizona you are encouraged to become familiar with all stages of the research process, from conception to publication. Most students also gain training and experience in teaching sociology at the undergraduate level. 

We admit students who intend to complete a doctoral degree. We do not offer a terminal M.A. program, although our doctoral students do earn an M.A. during their path to the Ph.D. Students begin graduate study in the master's program and enter the doctoral program once they have fulfilled the requirements for the M.A. degree and been recommended for doctoral study by their M.A. Committee. The master's work provides a basis for advanced study, both in coursework and in experience conducting original research. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological Theory 
  • Social Statistics 
  • Advanced Social Research Methods
  • Study in Sociology 
  • Presentation Seminar
  • Teaching Practicum
  • World-System Theory and Research
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Political Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


75 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold either a bachelor's or master's degree with a 3.00 grade point average. Only students who expect to obtain the Ph.D. degree are typically admitted to the program. Students are normally admitted to the program only in the fall semester.
  • A statement of purpose, 1-2 pages in length, describing your interests and goals in graduate study.
  • You must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general aptitude test not over three years old. 
  • A curriculum vita or resume summarizing your education, experience, and accomplishments.
  • A minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 letters of recommendation are required. These letters should be written by faculty or employers that can speak about your academic and research ability. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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