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University of Memphis

Department of Sociology

Memphis, TN

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University of Memphis

Overview

University of Memphis / Department of Sociology is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8
Applied
8
Accepted
6
Enrolled
100%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 12 undergraduate hours in sociology, letters of reference, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 18.75%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 12.5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0
Male (2)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Globalization, medical, inequality, religion, urban
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Clement Hall
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Gretchen Peterson
Chair
Email: gpterson@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-2241
Fax: 901-678-2525

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