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The GSR accepts up to 15 full-time matriculated students each year. Other options may also be available.

Pre-requisites: Applicants for admission to the Graduate Social Research program must have successfully completed at least 3 credits in statistics at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Three credits in research methods and 3 credits in sociological theory are also recommended. An undergraduate major in sociology or related social science is not required. Applicants who do not meet the requirements in full may apply and request special premission to enter the program after meeting with program director.

For questions or appointments contact the program director by email

Requirements: Online applications may be found here. Applicants will need transcripts, two or three letters of recommendation, GREs (or equivalent), and a cover letter explaining your interest in the program.

The Master’s Degree may be completed in two years full-time, or three years half-time (with summers).

Deadlines: Applications for the fall semester are due May 1st; or November 1st of the preceding year for the spring semester. Applications for non-matriculated status are also available, and require only proof of an undergraduate degree.  The application form for Graduate Non-Matriculated Admission can be found here.

Early decision option: Students whose applications are complete by March 1 will receive an admissions decision from the program by May 1. (Actual notification from the college may take a little longer.)

Further graduation admission information and applications materials can be found at the Hunter College Graduate Admissions Website.

Information on costs and payments is available here.

For information concerning financial aid, or to access the Hunter College Scholarship Application, click here.

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