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Department of Sociology
Social Science 333
Missoula, MT 59812-1584
phone: (406) 243-5281
fax: (406) 243-5951
If you are interested in applying to our graduate program, please complete an online application found on the Graduate School webpage. You will be required to pay a non-refundable $51 application fee, and will be given the opportunity to download the Recommendation Form, which you will need to duplicate.
When your online application is submitted, we will receive an electronic copy, but there are several other items you will need to submit directly to the Department of Sociology:
To be admitted to the graduate program you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and meet each of the following criteria:
It is possible to be admitted even though you may not meet all four criteria, but there must be compelling evidence of your ability to do graduate work. For example, if your GRE scores are somewhat lower than 1000/4 but your GPA is exemplary, the Department may recommend admission.
Occasionally, students are admitted provisionally and are expected to take additional undergraduate Sociology courses to meet deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation. For example, if you lack training in research methods, you would be expected to take an undergraduate research course before enrolling in a graduate-level methodology class.
If you do not meet the requirements for admission, you may take courses as a graduate nondegree student. Should you be accepted at a later date, you may apply one semester's credits to the Master's degree. Please be aware that nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid.