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Application Process

Current Update

Spring 2022 Applications

  • Domestic Applicants: November 1, 2021
  • International Applicants: October 15, 2021

Individuals seeking to pursue a master's degree in sociology at the University of Houston should contact the sociology graduate faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for additional information and guidance. The best method of contact is through email to Dr. Stella Grigorian or Dr. Kathryn Freeman Anderson

Individuals should review all of the information on the department of sociology's graduate webpages as well as the webpages of the UH Graduate School to best be prepared.

Information on the online CollegeNet application process can be found at UH Graduate School  How to Apply.

Additional Information:

  • To apply for the Sociology Graduate Studies Program, please begin by filling out the online application through CollegeNet.
  • Your CollegeNet account will indicate what documents are necessary, which have been submitted and which remain to be submitted. Only a completed CollegeNet application will be considered. 
  • Presently, there is a $50 application fee for all applicants. This fee needs to be paid at the time of submitting the CollegeNet application. International students have additional fees  If you are an International student, please follow the instructions at the University of Houston International Admissions site. Note that the application fee for International Students is $125 in addition to the $50. Without the payment of fees, it will not be possible to successfully submit the application.
  • Deadlines: Spring Domestic applicants should submit a completed application packet by November 1stSpring International applicants should submit a completed application packet by October 15th. Review of application will take place when all necessary documents are submitted. Partial applications will not be reviewed.
  • For a list of required application documents, click on Admission Information
  • The Department of Sociology Graduate Program does not accept applications for summer semesters.
  • Completed applications will be reviewed by the Sociology Graduate Studies Committee. Official acceptance or denial of the application will be made in writing by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and sent through regular mail.