Applications Due
December 1st

Our 2019 Application is temporarily closed.  We hope to have it re-opened by July 15, possibly sooner.  Please check back.

If you would like to be notified when we open the system, email your request here:

We are adjusting a few critical things in our application process.
For those who have been checking back, we had to re-adjust the date again as this process is taking longer than expected.

Thank you for your patience.

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Washington has a long history of providing excellent training for the next generation of sociologists.  As a result, we welcome applications for admission to our graduate program. We typically receive between 150 and 200 applications each year and enroll a diverse and highly qualified cohort of 12 to 18 new graduate students.  All admitted students enter our program with the intention to receive a Ph.D. degree; students who have not previously earned a MA degree in sociology or a closely related field complete a MA degree along the way.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our program and determine whether The University of Washington would be a good place for you to pursue your graduate studies.  Questions about the department or our admissions process should directed to the Graduate Program Advisor at or (206) 221-3280.