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Vanderbilt University

Department of Sociology

Nashville , TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 8

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Area, qualifying, and final exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

82
Applied
12
Accepted
5
Enrolled
15%

Applying

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
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

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
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.33%
Black or African American 16.67%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 13.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Criminology; cultural sociology; gender, race, and ethics relations; deviant behavior and social control
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Larry Isaac
Chair
Email: larry.isaac@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-7626
Fax: 615-322-7505

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