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Applied Sociology, MS

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Applied Sociology

Test Score Required: A GRE Verbal score of 156 and GRE Quantitative score of 146 are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: MS

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume: no

Admissions Essay: yes

A brief narrative outlining your academic interest and meeting the following criteria:
  • Include any current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives.
  • Please describe any publications or other evidence of scholarly endeavor you have achieved.
  • List academic and professional organizations in which you are active and any fellowships, scholarships, or other honors you have received.
The Admissions Essay may be sent directly to the program or submitted online.

Deadlines: rolling admissions, no deadline


Katie Doctor (Applied Sociology - MS)

800 West Campbell Rd., GR31   
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Degree Information:    
Nora Hernandez    
Masters Advisor    

Possible Careers

Program Director/Developer/Evaluator; Grant Writer; Researcher/Data Analyst; Human Resource Representative. Administrators or Researchers in public and private agencies such as

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Judicial system 
  • State agencies 
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Service Corporations
  • Law firms

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.