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Sociology

This is the first doctoral sociology program in the state of West Virginia. It emphasizes foundational course work in sociology, including theory, methods and statistics, as well as courses and independent research in an area related to the department’s specializations in crime, community and culture.

Career Profile

The Ph.D. program is designed for students who are interested in working as professional sociologists in teaching and research.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Sample of Academic Writing

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​February 1

Admissions Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Sample of Academic Writing

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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