Steps for Applying to the Graduate Program

The deadline for submitting all application materials is December 31st.

Application Checklist:

Step 1:  Complete the Purdue Electronic Application for Graduate Study.

Step 2:  Pay the $60 domestic/$75 international Application Fee online via credit card.

Step 3:  Submit a Personal Statement with your electronic application or mail a paper copy to:
            Graduate Program in Sociology
            Purdue University
            700 W. State Street
            West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

Step 4:  Ask your recommenders to complete their letters of recommendation via the electronic application or on paper.  Send paper recommendations to:
            Graduate Program in Sociology
            Purdue University
            700 W. State Street
            West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

For recommenders wishing to complete a paper recommendation, please send the following recommendation form (PDF).

Step 5:  Upload to the online application transcript(s) and/or academic document(s) for every institution of higher education you attended regardless of whether or not a degree was received. For complete details click here.

Step 6:  Request that ETS transmit your GRE and TOEFL scores to Purdue University (Institution code: 1631). 

Step 7:  Submit a Writing Sample with your electronic application or mail a paper copy to:
            Graduate Program in Sociology
            Purdue University
            700 W. State Street
            West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059

Step 8: Attach a current CV/Resume.

For clarifications, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Dan Olson or the Graduate Secretary, Nicole Remley. Telephone: (765) 494-4673

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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