Welcome to Florida State University's Sociology Graduate Program. We invite you to examine our description of programs, requirements, and procedures.
The FSU Sociology Department has a history of distinguished scholarship and teaching. The faculty is recognized by the National Academy of Sciences as among the best in the nation. Many faculty members hold leadership positions in national and international organizations. FSU faculty publish research in articles and books and eight hold university-wide awards for teaching excellence.
Florida State University’s Department of Sociology offers three graduate programs:
- A one-year program (including internship) focusing on applied skills related to health and aging. The major track in Sociology of Aging and Health will prepare graduates for administrative positions in various aging- and health-related fields, including health care administration, advocacy, and federal and state government employment.
- A one-year program that concentrates on research in applied settings and grants a Master of Science in Applied Social Research. Graduates of our applied program go on to careers in government agencies, corporations, and research institutes.
- A traditional academic program offering the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology. The traditional program allows for concentrations in four areas: Health and Aging, Stratification and Social Justice, Social Demography, and Social Psychology. Our doctoral recipients gain the research and teaching skills qualifying them for employment in academic settings, from large research-oriented universities to small liberal arts colleges.
The Sociology Department is committed to having a diverse graduate student population. Our efforts to meet this goal are aided by resources at the University level: http://www.gradschool.fsu.edu/Funding-Awards/Graduate-School-Fellowships-and-Grants
Please contact Jamie Yeargan, Graduate Program Assistant, with any questions and for application materials.
- Ph. D. Areas of Study
- Guide to Graduate Studies in Sociology (2004)
- Guide to Graduate Studies in Sociology (2007)
- Guide to Graduate Studies in Sociology (2009)
- Guide to Graduate Studies in Sociology (2012)
- Graduate Student Forms
- Grad Student Award Opportunities.pdf