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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Sociology

Pittsburgh , PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Sociology is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 8

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 General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
2
Accepted
2
Enrolled
5%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90
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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

17
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.65%
Black or African American 23.53%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 17.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Collective behavior/social movements, comparative sociology/historical sociology, cultural sociology, political sociology, qualitative methodology, quantitative methodology, sex and gender, social change, theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Suzanne Staggenborg
Chair
Email: suzstagg@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-648-7582
Fax: 412-648-2799

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