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University of South Florida

Department of Sociology

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Sociology is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
17
Accepted
11
Enrolled
57%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25 in undergraduate coursework, three letters of recommendation, personal statement (1-3 pages), academic writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate work, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, writing sample

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.89%
Black or African American 5.56%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 2.78%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban development and culture; social inequalities; identities and communities; social problems and social movements; globalization, power, and politics; immigration and migration; community, networks, and wellbeing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
203,661

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. James Cavendish
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Email: jcavendi@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-2633
Fax: 813-974-6455

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