Change of Major

The application deadline is December 15.

Submit the materials listed below (#1-9) to the following address:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Sociology
8128 Sewell Social Sciences Bldg.
1180 Observatory Drive
Campus Mail

  1. Complete, print out, and submit the Change of Major Application Form. Be sure to answer all the questions. (Do not fill out an online Graduate School application, as you are already a graduate student.)
  2. Writing sample
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Statement of Reasons for Changing your Major. Describe in your Statement which area(s) you are specifically interested in and indicate particular faculty members or program areas of special interest to you. Maximum length 2 ½ pages.
  5. Contact the graduate advisor in your current department to request that copies of the following materials be sent directly from him/her to the above address.


  6. A copy of your entering Graduate School application form.
  7. Transcripts. In addition, contact the Registrar's Office requesting them to send an official UW-Madison transcript.
  8. Letters of recommendation. Three letters are required. You may use letters from your entering Graduate School application. And/or you may request letters from new recommenders (there is no form to use) and send them via pdf or word document to
  9. GRE and TOEFL test scores.

Questions may be directed to Sociology's Graduate Admissions Coordinator.