Applications for admission to the graduate programs in the Department of Sociology are to be made through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information on the admissions process?

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English is not my native language, but I attended an English school.  Do I still have to take the TOEFL exam?

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When can I visit the Department of Sociology?

If you’d like to make an appointment to visit faculty, please contact them directly.

What is the cut off score on the GRE for program admittance?

Unlike Columbia College which does publish the SAT scores of its admitted students, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) does not publish the GRE scores of its admitted students.

I’m interested in applying to the Free Standing Master’s program.  Can I apply now?

The online application system opens every year in the early fall.

Are fellowships available to international students?

GSAS typically provides multi-year fellowships to all incoming Sociology Ph.D. students who request funding.

Are there fellowships for students in the Free-Standing Master’s Program?

GSAS typically does not provide fellowships to this program. 

Is campus housing available to incoming Ph.D. and Masters students?

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