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  Prospective Grad Students


Decoteau_Claire Dr. Claire Decoteau, Director of Graduate Studies

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an innovative and forward thinking department where students with diverse interests can flourish.   We take pride in our unique culture of achievement and level of productivity that is firmly grounded in a mindfully created and close-knit graduate student community.  An emphasis on faculty-student collaboration creates a system that intertwines rigorous training and departmental support to encourage our students to reach for and achieve at their highest levels.  Many of them go on to take jobs at highly respected universities and think-tanks, both here and around the world.

The Department of Sociology welcomes applications to our graduate program. We have highly selective admissions standards and a commitment to admitting a diverse set of students whose research interests match with our faculty expertise. We admit approximately 10 new students each fall. This section provides basic information for prospective students including information about admissions, funding, and how you can set up a campus visit. If you have additional questions, we welcome you to contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Claire Decoteau, or faculty directly and/or set up appointments to meet with them in person.


The deadline for 2018 Admissions is Dec 15, 2017. Questions should be directed to the DGS, Claire Decoteau at More information on the application process can be found here