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Sociology Snippets – January 8, 2018

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors,

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating winter break. This week in Sociology Snippets we have some graduate school opportunities for those of you thinking about graduation and what to do next. I also want to remind you that the CAS scholarship applications are open. You can find more information here: As always, if you have questions or information  you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon


The Prevention Science Program, University of Oregon

The Prevention Science Program at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon is now accepting applications for its PhD program for Fall 2018 enrollment. Full-time PhD students are typically funded by research, teaching, or other graduate assistantships, and receive tuition waivers. We also offer a 1 yr M.Ed. degree (45 credits) and a 2 yr MS degree (65 credits) in Prevention Science. Applications for the two Masters programs will be accepted starting January 1, 2018.

The Prevention Science Program has 19 faculty with inter-disciplinary backgrounds and diverse research interests. In 2017, our faculty received over $8 million in external grant funding. For more information about UO’s Prevention Science Program and faculty research interests, click here: and also visit our Prevention Science Institute website:

PhD Admissions:

MS Admissions:

MEd Admissions:

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Public Sociology Graduate Program, Humboldt State University

Our MA program is unique, with an explicit focus on Public Sociology. We encourage our students to take the sociological imagination they gain in their undergraduate courses, and use this unique perspective to create a socially just society. Our program is a good fit for students who would like to get a career without needing a PhD (e.g. to lead a non-profit, work for a government agency, or teach at a Community College), though the program is also great preparation for doctoral programs. Students also get to choose if they would rather write a thesis or complete a hands-on project with a community partner.

In the Teaching Sociology emphasis, students learn cutting-edge pedagogical practices, and receive both hands-on experience and close mentorship. This is great preparation for teaching at the community college level, a teaching assistantship in a PhD program, facilitating and leading groups, and designing educational materials.

In the Practicing Sociology emphasis, students learn a variety of research skills, tailored to their research/or and career goals. Practicing Sociology students, this year, have been evaluating the academic advising practices on campus to hone their program evaluation and other skills as part of what we call their Public Sociology Toolkit.

One important note: as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program we are able to offer students from 16 Western states and territories the ability to pay in-state tuition to study with us along the coast of beautiful Northern California.

If you would like any additional information about the program, our web site has information about our staff and faculty, funding opportunities, how to apply (no GRE required!) and much more: