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Michigan Technological University

Department of Social Sciences

Houghton, MI

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Overview

Michigan Technological University / Department of Social Sciences is located in Houghton, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Environmental and energy policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
15
Accepted
8
Enrolled
21%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample, resume/curriculum vitae

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.5%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 7.5%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 5%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 14
Male (25)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, environment policy, energy policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
576,077

Location & Contact

Address 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931
United States
Contact Dr. Hugh S. Gorman
Chair
Email: hsgorman@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2116

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