Department of Sociology


The sociology department has one recruitment scholarship available for out-of-state graduate students who are paying full non-resident tuition (if they receive in-state tuition because of WGRP, military, OTC, etc., the applicants are not eligible).  The scholarship provides a $4000/year grant ($2000/semester for fall and spring) and $4000 TA or Teaching Assistantship ($2000/semester for fall and spring).  Students are eligible for the scholarship if they are enrolled full time (5 or more credit hours) in a UCCS graduate program and are a first year graduate student who has a 3.33 or greater undergraduate GPA.  Students do not need to apply separately for this scholarship.  The Graduate Director will review submitted applications in the spring semester and will submit a list of qualified applicants to the sociology department faculty.  The faculty will then review each applicant's file and select one student to receive the Out of State Recruitment Scholarship.  Additional scholarships/fellowships are available through the UCCS Graduate School.  Please use the link below to access a list of financial resources available through the Graduate School:



The University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ MA program in Sociology is also a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). As a benefit, residents of WICHE’s 16 member states and territories throughout the Western U.S. can attend UCCS’s graduate program in sociology, paying in-state tuition (waiving non-resident fees). See for the member states.

See for more information and a full list of member programs.