Graduate Program

Sociology Program Requirements

  • GRE: You will need to take the GRE. You can learn more about the GRE at The sociology program at NIU prefers applicants with a minimum of 150 (450 on the old scoring system) on the verbal and 148 (600 on the old system) on the quantitative sections of the GRE.
  • GPA: The Graduate School at NIU requires at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA for admission; we prefer applicants with a 3.0 GPA.
  • The Sociology Program has a priority deadline of February 1.

NIU Graduate School Requirements

complete graduate application includes

  • Complete application
  • Payment of the $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Required test scores
  • Career goals statement
  • Letters of recommendation

Visit the Graduate School website to find out more about the application process.

Review the application deadlines and admission requirements for the graduate sociology program.