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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

How to Apply

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 at the Graduate School’s website.

In addition to completing the online application, send official transcripts from all institutions from which you have received a degree 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.  You can upload materials via the Graduate School’s online application or send materials directly to:

Kirk A. Johnson

Graduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Sociology & African American Studies
Ph.D, University of Illinois
Lamar Hall 508  |  662-915-6505

To insure consideration for a departmental assistantship, 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 transcripts) is complete.