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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Sociology

Pittsburgh, PA

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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 2
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
6
Accepted
4
Enrolled
12%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of Purpose / Career Statement / Writing Sample
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of Purpose / Career Statement / Writing Sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
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

31
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 16.13%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.23%
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.45%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Collective behavior social movements comparative sociology historical sociology cultural sociology political sociology qualitative methodology quantitative sociology sex and gender social change and theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,700

Location & Contact

Address 2400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh
Professor of Sociology & Chair
Email: mab205@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-648-7582
Fax: 412-648-2799

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