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Ph.D. Program Information

Degrees Offered

Applicants are primarily admitted to the Ph.D. program.

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 5


Notre Dame’s graduate program in sociology provides all students with a strong foundation in social theory and research methods. The program’s primary goal is to produce outstanding researchers and inspired teachers. Students work closely with faculty members who are engaged in cutting-edge research and are leaders and innovators in their fields. The department is especially strong in the sociology of education, religion, culture, and social movements/political sociology. Read more about graduate studies in Sociology at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics



Director of Graduate Studies
Lyn Spillman
Telephone: (574) 631-6585
Fax: (574) 631-9238

Financial Support

All Students
Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development
Doctoral Students
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.