Many of CSU Sociology’s graduate students are funded by teaching or research assistantships that help support living expenses and cover tuition costs. These experiences are more than just financially beneficial, they help our graduate students integrate into the department and expand their skills. Additionally, we offer our graduate students financial support for professional development, such as participation in professional meetings and conferences.
The Department of Sociology also offers multiple annual grad student awards for outstanding effort and achievement. These awards recognize graduate students for their important academic and professional contributions to teaching, research and the study of social change. Recipients are chosen based on their strong commitment to innovative work in key areas emphasized by the graduate program, the quality and rigor of academic work or teaching support produced by the student, assessment by peers and colleagues and the quality of their written application. The Department of Sociology is pleased to honor the significant accomplishments of our graduate students!