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Consider Continuing Your Education

Here at the Department of Sociology, we're large enough to include expertise in several substantive sub-areas of sociology, yet small enough to generate intimate graduate seminars and primary relationships between faculty members and graduate students. Our faculty's diverse sociological specialties, theoretical approaches and methodological styles enhance both the program's balanced graduate curriculum and the learning experiences of our graduate students. We encourage you to further explore our graduate program requirements and resources, as well as the University's course catalog, with descriptions and details of all graduate courses that fall under Sociology and Anthropology.

Specialty Areas

The Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University offers both MS and PhD degrees emphasizing the fundamentals of sociological inquiry (i.e., theory, methods, statistics), as well as concentrations in five specialty areas. We encourage those who are interested to browse our info sheets for each specialty below. Should you have additional questions, please be in touch with our graduate program director or the specialty area faculty contact.
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Criminology and Deviance

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Environmental Sociology

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Social Inequality

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Social Movements

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Social Psychology

Deadlines:Ready to continue your education with the Department of Sociology?

The deadline for fall admission (with funding opportunity upon program acceptance) is February 1. Students not requesting funding may submit applications until April 1.
The deadline for Spring admission (with or without funding opportunity upon program acceptance) is October 1.


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Sociology Graduate Student Association

SGSA strives to provide a forum for research and professional development for graduate students within the Department of Sociology through communication, events, social gatherings and more.


Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

GPSGA serves as a voice for all graduate and professional students at Oklahoma State. Their mission is to enhance your graduate experience through a unilateral representative body which provides student input on the policies that impact your health, finances and professional development. GPSGA also provides aid for scholarships, fellowships, travel awards, material grants and leadership opportunities.


360° Critical Skills for Career Success Program

The 360° program is designed to help you be intentional in the experiences you seek to prepare for your future career. Select from activities building your skills in up to six competencies on your way to earning digital badges within our Canvas Community to convey your achievements.

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Dissertation and Thesis Database

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Browse through our graduate student dissertations and theses titles to see past titles of works from students who completed one of our graduate programs.

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