Graduate Study Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Applying to the Harvard Sociology Doctoral Program

Sociology Doctoral Program

Please be advised: In the interest of treating all applicants equally, the Sociology Department at Harvard University has a policy of not scheduling meetings between faculty and prospective doctoral students until admissions decisions have been made.

Should I submit my fall grades when they are available?

You may upload your Fall grades to your application after the application deadline. Files are made available to the Admissions Committee shortly after the deadline. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the Admissions Committee will consider material that has been added to the file after the deadline.

Funding and Financial Aid Does the Sociology Department fund Doctoral Students?

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.

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