12 months
44500 USD/year
44500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology program at Yale University prepares students for careers in research and teaching. While the majority of graduates teach in colleges and universities, many hold research appointments in medical and mental health centers, government agencies, consulting firms, or other non-profit or research settings.


Graduate student work is oriented to one or more of the following departmental clusters: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Culture/Knowledge; Economic Sociology and Organizations; Family/Gender/Sexuality; Global, Regional and Transnational Sociology; Health, Medicine, and Biosocial Interactions; Law and Criminology; Methods; Political Sociology and Social Movements; Race and Ethnicity; Religion; Social Networks; Social Stratification; Theory. The Sociology program is offered at Yale University.


Graduate students in the department often affiliate with one or more workshops, programs and centers during their time in the department. This can be a ‘home within a home’ and can offer a center of gravity for learning and academic community.  Some of the available centers and workshops include:  Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS); Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality (CERSI); Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences (CHESS);  Comparative Research Workshop (CRW); Human Nature Lab (HNL); MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society; The Policy Lab; Urban Ethnography Project (UEP); Yale Institute for Network Science (YINS).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate courses offered in Sociology include both required classes and electives. The latter can change from year to year in a way that is responsive to shifts in faculty research and teaching interests

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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