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Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MS (45 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1
Spring Application Deadline: November 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Howard Lune
Contact Information: hlune@hunter.cuny.edu

212-772-5641

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission and September 15 to be considered for Spring admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7.
  • At least 3 credits in statistics, 3 credits in research methods and a background in sociology or other social science are desirable but not required.
  • Official score report of the GRE (For information on taking the GRE, visit www.GRE.org). Official score report of the GMAT can substitute for the required GRE. (information on taking the GMAT, visit http://www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat/).
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Sociology Department website.
Graduate Admissions Office Hours

Mon-Thurs - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Room - 223 North Building

SUMMER HOURS

CLOSED on the following Fridays

Friday, June 27; Friday, July 4; Friday, July 11; Friday, July 18; Friday, July 25; Friday, August 1 and Friday, August 8

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