Several awards are available to graduate students in MSU's Department of Sociology:
Awarded for completing all of the requirements for the Animal Studies Graduate Specialization. Administered by the Department of Sociology, this specialization provides graduate students with basic knowledge of relationships between humans and other animals and how they are linked together in a fragile biosphere.
This award is given to graduate students who go above and beyond in volunteering and helping out whenever students are needed.
This endowment was established in memory of Dr. Jay Artis, a former faculty member of Sociology. The work of Dr. Artis focused on the sociology of international development. This endowment fund provides financial support to doctoral students whose dissertations are focusing on the sociology of international development issues.
This award is a tribute honoring the scholarship and leadership of John Lewis McAdoo, who was a professor of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State university and a founding member of the NCFR Ethnic Minorities Section. The purpose of the award is to provide support for the completion of an approved graduate research with a focus on issues related to families of color.