24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students of the Sociology program at Southern Illinois University experience sociology through seminars, guided coursework with accomplished scholars, and exposure to a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.



Our graduate students enjoy the benefits of an exclusive in-house library, a graduate lounge, and a fully-equipped internet computer facility with high speed printing, Nvivo, SAS, SPSS, and other software. Our recent doctoral alumni now hold tenure-tracked positions at Augusta State, Minnesota State Morehead, SUNY College at Brockport, University of Northern Iowa, Eastern Illinois University, Yeungnam University, Mississippi State University, and elsewhere.


The Sociology program at Southern Illinois University received the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Seal of Approval for Faculty Gender Equity (over 40% of our faculty are women -- actually, we are 50/50); and Gender Scholarship (at least 25% of our faculty name gender or gender inequality among our specialties). We are among 22 other doctoral programs to receive both of these distinctions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Change
  • Sociology of Sexuality
  • Logic of the Social Sciences
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • Social Inequality
  • Racial Inequality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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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

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 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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