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Graduate Study

Graduate School Information & Resources

The sociology department at Colorado College has seen quite a few of its graduates pursue advanced degrees in sociology and other related fields. Recently we have placed students in programs at Princeton University, Indiana University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland-College Park, and Stanford.

Graduate School Application Timeline

Top Grad Programs & Stats

Top Graduate Programs in Sociology

2013 Rankings

1. Princeton University
1. University of California-Berkeley
1. University of Wisconsin-Madison
4. Stanford University
4. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6. Harvard University
6. University of Chicago
6. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
9. University of California-Los Angeles
10. Northwestern University
10. University of Pennsylvania
12. Columbia University
12. Indiana University
14. Duke University
14. University of Texas-Austin
16. New York University
17. Cornell University
17. Ohio State University
17. Penn State
20. University of Washington
20. University of Arizona
20. Yale University
20. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
24. University of Maryland-College Park
25. Brown University
25. University of California-Irvine
27. Johns Hopkins University
28. CUNY Graduate School and University Center
28. Rutgers State University-New Brunswick
28. University at Albany-SUNY
31. University of California-Santa Barbara
31. University of California-Davis
31. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
31. Vanderbilt University
35. Emory University
35. University of California-San Diego
35. University of Iowa
35. University of Virginia
39. Florida State University
39. University of Illinois-Chicago 
39. University of Southern California
42. Stony Brook University - SUNY
42. University of California-Riverside
42. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
42. University of Notre Dame
46. Boston College


Graduate school can be expensive! Luckily, there are many resources and scholarships available to help ease the burden. Be sure to work with the career center and with your specific programs of interest to find the best funding opportunity for you. Here are a few unique graduate school funding opportunities that are worth considering:

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for graduate school in humanities and social sciences. Available to Colorado College Juniors with at least a 3.7 GPA interested in graduate school in the humanities and social sciences with a documented history of need-based financial aid.

The Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship

Full-cost scholarships to pursue a graduate degree at Cambridge University:

“Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.”

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

One year of post graduate study in Ireland/Northern Ireland in any discipline available to Colorado College graduating seniors and recent grads wishing to study in Ireland. Covers tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel.

Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation

$30,000 for graduate study available to Colorado College juniors and intend to pursue a career in government / public service and whose GPA places them in the upper quarter of their class.

Marshall Scholarship

Two years at any college or university in the U.K. Available to Colorado College Graduates in the past three years who have proven intellectual and academic achievement as well as active involvement in their community; U.S. citizen, GPA 3.8 or above.

Rhodes Scholarship

Two to three years at Oxford University.