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Kent State University

Department of Sociology

Kent, OH

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Overview

Kent State University / Department of Sociology is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology and criminal justice Policing
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology and criminal justice Victimology
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology and criminal justice Corrections
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology and criminal justice Global security
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores from within the last 5 years (not required for fall 2020 and fall 2021 admissions)
Thesis, project, or internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores from within the last 5 years (not required for fall 2020 and fall 2021)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
26
Accepted
17
Enrolled
65%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE scores from within the last 5 years (not required for fall 2020 and fall 2021 admissions)
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, official transcript(s), goal statement, resume or vita
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores from within the last 5 years (not required for fall 2020 and fall 2021)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, transcripts, personal statement of 2-4 pages, 3 letters of recommendation, writing samples can be included but are not required

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 94
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.05%
Black or African American 6.76%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.41%
Unknown 1.35%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 2
Male (9)
Female (11)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Richard E. Adams
Chair and Full Professor
Email: radams12@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2721

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