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Wayne State University

Department of Sociology

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Sociology is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban/labor studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Race/gender inequality
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medical sociology/health
Master of Arts (MA) Applied sociological research methodology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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 for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam, public defense of thesis/essay
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
17
Accepted
8
Enrolled
38%

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 Minimum GPA of 3.3 in upper-division courses; substantial background in sociology, social science research methods, sociological theory, and basic statistics; three letters of reference (at least 2 from college/university faculty); writing sample; statement of interest
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 in master's work; three letters of reference (at least 2 from college/university faculty); statement of interest; sample of written work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.56%
Black or African American 17.95%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medical sociology, inequality, mental health and immigration, labor, women's menopause and midlife experiences
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Kentor
Chair and Professor
Email: jeffrey.kentor@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-8131

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