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Brandeis University

Department of Sociology

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Sociology is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social policy and sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology/women's, gender, and sexuality studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Project or exam; paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

68
Applied
14
Accepted
8
Enrolled
21%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (13%)
Female (86%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gender and feminist studies; medical sociology; politics and social change; culture and religion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Hansen
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: khansen@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2651

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