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


Funding Graduate School

Graduate school can be expensive! Here is an incomplete list of scholarships available to help ease that burden. In addition to this list, you should research scholarships particular to the degree or field you are interested in pursuing.

Other CC resources available to you are the Nationally Competitive Fellowships page of the CC website. Lisa Schwartz ( is the student opportunities manager, and can help you navigate these resources. Additionally, the Career Center is available to help you with your applications and connect you with opportunities; use handshake to set up a meeting with them.


Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for graduate school in humanities and social sciences. Available to students 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.

Available to: Juniors

Contact: Bill Craighead (


The Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship

Full-cost scholarships to pursue a graduate degree at Cambridge University available to outstanding students from outside the UK.

Available to: Seniors


George J. Mitchell Scholarship

One year of post graduate study in Ireland/Northern Ireland in any discipline. Covers tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel.

Available to: Seniors and recent alum

Contact: Pedro de Araujo (


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.

Available to: Juniors

Contact: Lisa Schwartz (


Marshall Scholarship

Two years at any British college or university. 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.

Available to: Seniors and recent alum

Contact: Pedro de Araujo (


Rhodes Scholarship

Two to three years at Oxford University.

Available to: Juniors and Seniors

Contact: George Butte (

Top Graduate Programs in Sociology

2017 Rankings

1. Harvard University

1. Princeton University

1. University of California-Berkeley

1. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

5. Stanford University

6. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

6. University of Wisconsin-Madison

8. University of California-Los Angeles

8. University of Chicago

10. Northwestern University

11. Columbia University

11. New York University

11. University of Pennsylvania

11. University of Texas-Austin

15. Duke University

15. Indiana University-Bloomington

17. Cornell University

17. Ohio State University

17. Pennsylvania State University-University Park

17. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

17. University of Washington

22. Yale University

23. University of California-Irvine

24. Brown University

24. University of Arizona

24. University of Maryland-College Park

27. Johns Hopkins University

28. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

28. Rutgers State University-New Brunswick

30. University of California-Davis

30. University of Massachusetts-Amherst

32. University of California-Santa Barbara

32. University of Notre Dame

32. University of Virginia

32. Vanderbilt University

36. Emory University

36. University at Albany-SUNY

36. University of California-San Diego

36. University of Iowa

40. Stony Brook University - SUNY

40. University of Southern California

42. Boston College

42. Michigan State University

42. University of Colorado-Boulder

42. University of Illinois-Chicago

42. Washington State University


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