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Do you have Fall and Spring Admission?
Do you need a degree to enter the program?
Yes, you need a B.A. to get into the M.A. program in Sociology and Criminology and you need a M.A. to get into the Ph.D. program in Sociology and Criminology.
What is the deadline for admission?
What are the areas of study within the Sociology/Criminology program?
Social Deviance, Collective Behavior, Sex and Gender and Law and Society.
What do I need to submit with the application?
Application (available online), Transcripts, GRE Scores, Three letters of recommendation. TOEFL scores (for international students) and Statement of Objectives.
Do first year international students get financial aid?
Yes, if they have a TOEFL score of at least 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based and 100 IBT based.
Does financial aid cover tuition and living expenses?
Yes, if you receive a teaching or research assistantship
from our department then your tuition is paid in full and
you will get a stipend of approximately $16,000 for living
I've submitted my electronic application. Where should I mail official transcripts?
Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. If your department of interest indicates to the central office that they have an interest in offering you admission, the central office will insert the appropriate conditions for verifying your documents. The Office of Graduate and Professional Education will call into question the veracity of any document submitted to our office. We regularly verify transcripts with the issuing institution. If any material is found to have been altered or falsified in the finalization process, we reserve the right of expulsion.
Where do I send the three letters of recommendation?
Your application is done entirely online. Your recommender will receive an email stating how to upload their letter into our application system. If they experience any problems uploading their letter, they should login to their instructional webpage, there is a link on the upper right hand side called "Need Help?". This is their link for technical support. If needed, they can submit their letter to technical support and they will upload the letter for your recommender.
Do you offer a M.A. or Ph.D.?
We offer a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology
How long does it take to complete the program?
Entering with a B.A. or B.S., 2 years for the M.A., and an additional 3 years for the Ph.D. Entering with a M.A. or M.S. , four years for Ph.D.
Do you offer long distance learning in the graduate program?
No, unfortunately at this time we do not offer long distance learning.
Do you offer a part-time program for people who work fulltime?
No, we do not offer a part-time program. You can take up to nine credits through the Continuing Education Dept., then after you are admitted into the program, you must complete 1 full semester before you can petition the Graduate Policy Committee to have those credits transferred.
Do you have to be accepted into the program to take courses?
No. You can take nine credits through our Continuing Education program and have them transferred into the program after you apply and you get accepted.
How much does it costs per credit hour?
Please click http://www.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for tuition and related fees.
(subject to yearly change)
Do you have an accelerated Masters program allowing BA/BS students to take graduate classes that count toward their MA/MS?
No. We do not have an accelerated program that allows BA/BS students to take graduate classes that count toward their MA/MS degree.
Do you have an alternative Masters program?
No, we do not have an alternate program.
Should you have any further questions, please email us.