Prospective Students

We regret to announce that the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley will not accept applications for our doctoral program during the 2021 admissions cycle. The decision was not an easy one. We look forward to welcoming in new cohorts each year, and believe that sociological inquiry can be a powerful tool to better understand our world, especially in times like these. However, as the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have a responsibility to focus on supporting our current Ph.D. students. We recognize that this may be disappointing to those who had plans on applying this year, but we look forward to accepting applications again in the fall of 2021.