Department of Sociology


The application is now COMPLETELY ONLINE, and all materials must be submitted through the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) website at:

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2021-22 admissions cycle, the department will be waiving the GRE requirement. However, the department will continue to require the TOEFL.

All paper applications and materials (including recommendation letters) sent to GIAC or the Sociology Department will be unread and disposed of. To see what materials MUST be submitted, as well as further requirements, please refer to the Instructions and FAQ.

The deadline for fall admission is DECEMBER 1. Late and/or incomplete applications, including recommendation letters, will not be considered. Mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered applications and materials will not be considered. All materials must be submitted through the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) website at:

Checking on the Status of an Application

For the latest on the status of an application, please go to:

There is a lag in processing time due to the heavy processing load at GIAC. Applicants with questions about submitting transcripts, uploading documents, test scores, letters of recommendation, or residency, must contact the appropriate email address below -
Uploading documents:
Test scores:
Letters of recommendation:
For general questions, please visit the Admissions website.

If an applicant did not list their recommenders on the application, they must email their name, UT EID, and the name and email of their recommenders. Requests are processed in the order received. GIAC will notify the applicant when they send the initial request. After they send the initial request, the applicant will be able to see its status at:

Change-of-Major Applications

For change-of-major applicants (applicants already admitted to the UT Austin Graduate School) ONLY: Please follow the instructions here, and send the supporting documents to the graduate program administrator. The December 1 deadline and supporting document requirements still apply.

  • Department of Sociology

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    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086