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  1. You'll be fine / a good fit with your MA. Most PhDs don't have anything explicit because soc departments are a balance of qual and quant research. From my understanding, there is no set requirement and you will have a required stats class or two as part of the curriculum.
  2. I agree that school B is the better option. You're much more likely to get into a great PhD program if you have collaborated with some faculty (whether or not it's published) and this sounds much more likely at B. Plus, it sounds like it's cheaper and you'll have some funding which is a definite plus. Program A sounds like it's probably a cash cow.
  3. Is this for an MA or a PhD? I've never heard of either of their programs...
  4. https://s-michael-gaddis.medium.com/new-graduate-rankings-in-sociology-a25a59e81d57 I liked this blog post discussion on it
  5. Look at their recent graduates - what were their research interests and placements like? I can't think of any computational sociologists from UNC, but I can from Cornell. But UNC is higher ranked which can lead to other extra resources. Do professors have labs? What about RA opportunities? Other places on canvas that sociology works with?
  6. Your research interests really remind me of Melanie Wallendorf at the University of Arizona who actually teaches in Marketing. Because of the super tough time sociology is having now and will continue to have going forward (said as a current sociology grad student), I'd actually recommend you check out programs like that and either minor in soc or push for a dual degree. Pure soc just isn't going to cut it anymore.
  7. Top env soc departments off the top of my head could be Oregon, Colorado and Brown (even University of Utah, though this isn't my area). However, environment + political screams andrew jorgenson at Boston College. If you're thinking macroeconomic political sociology, check this annual review out: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.soc.012809.102639
  8. I can promise y'all that universities were being hurt and facing cuts because of the baby-bust (smaller population of 18 year olds) before the whole covid-19, and now my department isn't going to dip into our waitlist at all and just a smaller cohort. I bet the same will happen for next year as well, so everyone considering that ( @SocAnth_Lou , @annetod ) keep that in mind.
  9. Grad student lurking: If there's any delay and it's not random, it could be due to funding cuts. I know a lot of public universities are experiencing historic low undergraduate enrollments and therefore budget crises, so they may be delaying notifications in case they have major funding cuts or something. Also, feel free to reach out if you want a grad student's lay of the land while you're making decisions. I know some of the drama and reputations better now than when I applied.
  10. Came across this on twitter and thought it would good advice for y'all on your upcoming campus visits. Read the whole threat & enjoy!
  11. Short reply since no one else has replied to you: You should be okay. Your TOEFL is low, but it's enough I think. It might be useful to email other Chinese students in programs you're interested in to get an idea of their scores. In terms of the GRE, those are pretty great scores so I think they will really help your low writing score. Most programs don't have raw-cut-offs and look at applications more holistically. You could retake the GRE and really practice the writing portion, but I'd say go ahead and apply now with your current score to December cut offs.
  12. short reply since no one else has commented yet: Nah, you have fundmental theory courses you'll take so it's not an issue. It's not an advantage though, either. Strong math and econometrics background is highly valued.
  13. I'd say you're going to want at minimum 150 v 150 q for worse programs, and higher for better programs. You should have a much better than average writing score.
  14. First that come to mind is UT Austin and Utah
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