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Brandeis University

Department of Sociology

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Department of Sociology / 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 5
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 General
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
8
Accepted
4
Enrolled
11%

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 General
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample, and statement of purpose.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample, and statement of purpose.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 5%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 1
Male (3)
Female (7)

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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