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Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the graduate program in Sociology must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree granting institution (minimum 3.0 overall GPA)
  4. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  5. Letter of intent*
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Writing sample 

Students will be admitted for the Fall and Spring semesters (no summer admissions). The application deadline for Spring enrollment is December 1st; the application deadline for Fall enrollment is August 15th.

Note: Admission to the MA Program in Sociology is competitive and the number of available positions is limited. 

* The Letter of Intent is your opportunity to discuss your fit with the program offered at Sam Houston State University. While you have a significant amount of freedom to discuss anything you would like in your letter of intent, you may want to address your short-term and long-term academic/professional goals, why you would like to attend our program, and why your interests fit with our program. The letter should not exceed 750 words.

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