- Applying to the MA or PhD Program
- GSS Graduate Student Handbook
(This document in currently being updated. We apologized for the inconvenience).
- FIU University Graduate School: Admissions, Policies, and Forms
- Progress through the PhD, by Dr. Laura Ogden
MA and PhD Requirements
The Department has made substantial changes to its graduate degrees. The MA and Ph.D. degree names, formerly titled Comparative Sociology, have been changed. Reflecting the Department’s enhanced interdisciplinary character following major reorganization in 2009, the degrees are renamed, Global and Sociocultural Studies. Under the new Ph.D. curriculum, students will complete a set of interdisciplinary core courses and then concentrate their remaining course work in one of three majors, Anthropology, Geography, or Sociology. The MA curriculum has a similar interdisciplinary core, but no disciplinary majors. The new graduate curriculum will become effective for the 2011-2012 FIU Catalog. At that time, students who entered the program prior to Fall 2011 will be asked to officially choose between completing their degrees under the previous or the new curriculum. Students entering Fall 2011 and after will complete their degrees under the new GSS curriculum.
New (2012-2013 academic year) Requirements, Global and Sociocultural Studies
Former Requirements, Comparative Sociology
For further information, please contact Dr. Laura Ogden email@example.com,
Graduate Program Director.
Sociology, Anthropology & Geography Graduate Students Association (SAGGSA)
Crossing Disciplines in Local/Global Perspective
Crossing the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines to address local/global issues is a focus of GSS's undergraduate and graduate programs. Please click the links below to find out how three distinguished social scientists-from sociology, geography, and anthropology-advocate crossing disciplinary boundaries to understand the origins, problems, and prospects of the contemporary world.
Immanuel Wallerstein, "Theory Talks"
David Harvey, "Conversations with History"
Eric Wolf, "Introduction to Europe and the People without History". In Anthropology in Theory, eds. Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders.
Eric Wolf, "Conversation with Eric Wolf"
Important Dates for Graduation for Master's & Doctoral Students: (Spring 2013)
Thesis and Dissertation
Last Day to Apply for Graduation: 1 February 2013
Last Day to Submit M-3/D-5 to CAS: FOUR WEEKS BEFORE DEFENSE DATE
Last Day to Submit M-3/D-5 to UGS: THREE WEEKS BEFORE DEFENSE DATE
Last Day to Defend Thesis/Dissertation: 29 March 2013
*Last Day to Submit Final ETD to CAS: 12 April 2013
*Last Day to Submit Final ETD to UGS: 19 April 2013
*Please be advised that the Final Forms (M-4 & M-5/D-6 & D-7) have now been combined into a final ETD form.
- Current Student Forms
- Dissertation Forms
- Thesis Forms
- Prospective Student Forms
Students' Annual Evaluations
- Doctoral Students, due on May 30th, 2013. Click Here to download Form.
- Master's Students, due on April 30th, 2013. Click Here to download Form.