University of Mississippi

How to Apply

Graduate Application Information for Sociology

To apply for admission to the M.A. Program in Sociology, follow these two steps:

STEP 1: Apply to the Graduate School
Follow instructions for filing an application online HERE at the Graduate School’s website.

After completing the online application, send 1) official transcripts from all institutions from which you have received a degree, and 2) official GRE scores, to:

The Graduate School
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

STEP 2: Send additional materials to the Department of Sociology

Send at least two letters of recommendation and a personal statement about your interests in sociology, including how a graduate degree in sociology fits with your educational and career plans. Send materials to:

Dr. Jeff Jackson
Sociology Graduate Advisor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

To insure consideration for a departmental assistantship, sociology applications must be complete by March 1st. We will accept application for the Fall semester up until June 1. Because of the structure of the program, we will accept applications for first time enrollment starting in the Spring semester only under unusual circumstances. Department decisions can only be made after the graduate school application (including GRE scores and transcripts) is complete.