Prospective Graduate Students


 For nearly 100 years, the Ohio State University has been training the next generation of sociologists.  The department offers strong theoretical and methodological training to its students.  We invite you to learn more about Ohio State's graduate program in sociology by seeing the links on the right.  You will find information on how to apply, departmental funding, life in Columbus and our department's culture.  We also invite you to explore our diverse collection of faculty and graduate students that make up our department. 

Contact a Current Student

If you are interested in learning more about the Department from the perspective of current graduate students, please feel free to contact any of our graduate students.  Individuals listed below have volunteered to respond to questions from prospective graduate students.

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Chloe Dunston

Hello! I’m a second year in the department. My research interests include families, emotions, race and oppression and I’m currently completing a qualitative Master’s thesis. When I’m not working, I like to practice piano, explore nature and play with my cat. I can answer broad questions about the department or Columbus, but I’m also a queer woman of color and can speak to those experiences as well. If needed, I’ll happily connect you to colleagues who can also provide their valuable perspectives. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Erick Axxe

Hi potential colleague! I’m in my third year here at Ohio State University’s Sociology department and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the program or the city. As a researcher, I am interested in topics surrounding stratification, education, migration, identity, and demography. If your research interests lie elsewhere, I could still suggest other avenues for information. As a resident of Columbus, I enjoy playing soccer, exploring the city’s restaurants and nightlife, having game nights with friends, and trying other outdoors activities (hiking, kayaking, skiing, napping, etc.) I hope your graduate school search is going well and that you find a place that works for you!