Admission Requirements

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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.

Upload all Admissions Documents at ApplyTexas.org and https://bearkatlink.shsu.edu

Graduate Admission Support
(936) 294-1971
graduate@shsu.edu

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