how to apply

  1. Apply to the Sociology MA Program through the FAU Graduate College here
  2. Check the status of your application on the Graduate College website. 
  3. Once your application is deemed complete with the Graduate College, send the following materials to directly to the Department of Sociology via email to as well as to our Graduate Program Director, Phillip A. Hough,
  • Statement of Purpose and Writing Sample
  • The names of two FAU sociology faculty members if you are an FAU sociology major or have two letters of recommendation sent via email
  • Notify us if you wish to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship award

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission: March 1st 

Spring Admission: November 1st 

Note: Applicants who apply after March 1 (for Fall admission) or after November 1 (for Spring admission) may be admitted to the graduate program but may be too late to be considered for an assistantship award.