The Department of Sociology has decided to pause Ph.D. admissions for Fall 2021. We make this decision reluctantly, along with other Social Science and Humanities departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, to meet the extraordinary challenges facing our students, the university, and communities around the country. As the nation struggles with threats to public health, the economy, and its political institutions, this is an urgent time for sociological research and analysis. We remain vitally committed to this project and express strong support for our students in this effort. Prospective students can apply to the department’s Master’s program in Fall 2020 for admission in Fall 2021 or apply to the Ph.D. program in Fall 2021 for the resumption of graduate admissions in Fall 2022.