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Our Students

Currently, we have 55 graduate students of whom about two thirds are Ph.D. students and about one third of whom are M.A. students. In addition, we have a number of certificate students, non-degree students, and Ph.D. students in Women’s Studies with a Sociology Concentration.


A large majority of students in our graduate program are nontraditional students who are older, are married, have children, work full-time or part-time, and/or are veteran. Many have had rich life experiences as city managers, officers of government agencies, attorney, police officers, college professors or instructors, primary or secondary school teachers and administrators, social workers, business owners, military servicemen, registered nurses, and so on. Close to two thirds of them are women including a significant number of mothers. African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latino students and international students make up almost half of our student population, including international students from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Canada.  Some of our students hail from an underprivileged background including those from a lower socioeconomic background and those of first generation in college. The majority of our students work full-time or part-time including being teaching assistants for our department, while being a full-time or part-time student.

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