Please answer the following questions with specific numbers where possible. 

The student will keep the award for the duration of the program as long as they:

  1. Maintain good academic standing, average GPA of 3.5.
  2. Be registered full time (9 credits).
  3. Make appropriate progress toward completion as assessed by the student’s graduate committee and reported to the Graduate School.

This award is for coding as in-state tuition rate. Students do not receive a stipend or tuition

waiver. Master students may receive the award for up to 3 years; doctoral students may

receive the award for up to 5 years.

Must be filled out by departmental staff or faculty.

In July 2018, the Graduate School will give out 15-20 awards of $500-1000 to support new recruiting initiatives that: 

1) Extend and expand existing recruitment efforts within Departments that would like to see an expanded pool of applicants; 

2) Will lead to an increase in the number of applications to your program; 

3) Will yield either a larger class of incoming students or increase the quality

Examples of such initiatives might include: 

1) developing new recruitment materials, either hard copy or online (re- vamping websites, creating  brochures);

2) traveling to a specific professional conference to recruit students; adding some recruitment activity by faculty to the end of a faculty research trip. With your proposal, please offer specific details as to what you  hope to gain (higher exposure for your program to students who might be good candidates; a specific number of new applicants or admits, etc). 

The Graduate School will assemble a team to evaluate the proposals, and we hope to render decisions within two-three weeks of receipt. 

All students are required to submit a progress report to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs office by the end of Spring semester. Please complete the following survey as quickly as possible, but prior to May 1st. 

Once you complete the report, your chair or one of your co-chairs will receive an email with the report. We will ask them to approve the information submitted to ensure that students are making good progress and maintaining communication with their chairs.

To be admitted to the graduate program you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and meet each of the following criteria:

  1. have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 during the last two years of undergraduate work
  2. have a combined score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the new Graduate Record Exam, or a combined score of at least 1000 on the old Graduate Record Exam and a minimum score of four (4) on the GRE writing component

It is possible to be admitted even though you may not meet both criteria, but there must be compelling evidence of your ability to do graduate work. For example, if your GRE scores are somewhat lower than 1000/4 but your GPA is exemplary, the Department may recommend admission.

Occasionally, students are admitted provisionally, and are expected to take additional undergraduate Sociology courses to meet deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation. For example, if you lack training in research methods, you would be expected to take an undergraduate research course before enrolling in a graduate-level methodology class.

If you do not meet the requirements for admission, you may take courses as a graduate nondegree student. Should you be accepted at a later date, you may apply one semester's credits to the Master's degree. Please be aware that nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid.

To ensure anonymity during the review process, please post a project title and proposal separate from a complete manuscript, which should not have your name or identifying information on it. 
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