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Brandon Martinez Named
2014 Outstanding Graduate
Student Instructor

Joshua Tom Named 2013 Outstanding
Graduate Student Instructor

Katie Halbesblen wins
Outstanding Graduate
Student Paper at the
2013 Southwestern
Sociological Association

Shanna Granstra Named
2011 Outstanding Graduate
Student Instructor

Andrew Whitehead Named
2010 Outstanding Graduate
Student Instructor

Samuel Stroope Wins
Nantional Award
For Research
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Graduate Program

In Baylor's Department of Sociology, an open and collegial atmosphere among faculty and doctoral candidates strengthens the environment as one where competition gives way to collaboration, anonymity to family and pressure to productivity. The results are not merely the impressive publications that the doctoral students are able to develop nor coursework, mentorship or teaching experience. Instead, our doctoral students are thoroughly prepared for a successful career in the field or as an academic, making significant contributions no matter what path you may choose.

The Department of Sociology offers two tracks under the Doctor of Philosophy degree: Students are admitted directly into the Ph.D. program and earn an M.A. degree in the process of completing the program. We do not admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree.

Sociology's application deadline is February 1. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester.  The Graduate Record Exam is required, but not the sociology area test.  Three letters of reference are required , as well as official transcripts from all colleges/university attended.  The application process is online at  All materials should be sent to the Graduate School.