Thank you for your interest in the Sociology Ph.D. program at Northwestern University.

Please note that our application deadline for Fall 2017 admission is December 15th, 2016. Applications submitted after December 15th will not be reviewed and application fees will not be refunded.

— Graduate Admissions Committee


All applicants must apply directly to The Graduate School (TGS) between September 2nd and December 15th of the year preceding admission. Applicants are only admitted for the fall quarter of each academic year. The Department normally funds all those it admits.

Graduate School admission information

Sociology PhD Application Requirements

On-line Application for Admission

Financial Aid

Applying to Interdisciplinary Graduate Clusters

Program Requirements

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