You are eligible for admission to graduate programs at Harvard if you have either 1) completed a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association; or 2) completed an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. Students who are unsure of the U.S. equivalency of their degree(s) should consult a reputable credential evaluation service.
No, the Department does not require students to learn additional languages. However, students who wish to study in countries where English is not commonly spoken are expected to become proficient in the language(s) of their research subjects.
The Department of Sociology provides 5 academic years and 4 summers of graduate funding. Funding includes a living stipend, tuition, and health insurance. The Department relies on a variety of funding mechanisms, including fellowships, teaching fellowships, and research assistantships. Many of our students are successful in obtaining external fellowships. More information on funding can be found on our Financial Aid page.