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Boston College

Department of Sociology

Chestnut Hill , MA

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Boston College

Overview

Boston College / Department of Sociology is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Philosophy (MBA/PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

112
Applied
56
Accepted
11
Enrolled
50%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.44%
Black or African American 8.89%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.22%
Unknown 17.78%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social theory, race, gender studies, aging, global and transnational sociology, economic sociology, environmental sociology, political sociology, quantitative and statistical methodology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Sarah Babb
Chairperson
Email: sarah.babb@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-2930

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