Admission for the PhD
Applying for Studies
- Students who have completed their MA studies in the thesis track from a CHE recognized academic institution with a minimum grade of 85 on their thesis and a minimum grade average of 85 in their MA studies may apply for PhD studies. In recent years, terms of acceptance have required higher grades.
- Candidates will submit the following to the department research students committee, through the students office:
a. BA and MA transcripts.
b. A copy of the MA thesis
c. Two letters of recommendation
e. A three-page letter on intention detailing the student's intellectual biography, preferred fields of research, and theoretical and empirical ambitions in the field of Sociology.
Once a student is accepted, he or she will be appointed a temporary advisor, until the permanent advisor is determined.
- The research student committee meets once a year. Candidates should submit their application by March 31.
Admissions include, as needed, a short interview during which the candidate will present his or her MA thesis.
- Students who did not complete their MA in Sociology and Anthropology may be accepted to PhD studies as a candidate, and will be required to complete supplementary courses. Up to half of the required credit hours for the MA degree in Sociology and Anthology may be required. The specific courses required will be determined by the department research student committee. Students will be informed of these requirements on admission to studies.
- The department makes every effort to grant scholarships to all PhD students. The department's ability to grant these scholarships depends on the approval of the budget by the university. Stage I research students may receive a partial grant, which is doubled once the student transitions to stage II.