Graduate Student Resources

For a detailed statement of M.A. and Ph.D. regulations, please view the Sociology Graduate Student ManualProspective doctoral candidates should examine the manual carefully.

COGS (Campaign to Organize Graduate Students) UE Local 896/COGS represents approximately 2,500 Teaching and Research Assistants at the University of Iowa. We are a democratic, rank-and-file union, or, put more simply: The Members Run This Union!

Organized in 1996, the members of UE Local 896/COGS dedicate themselves to the fight for just salaries, benefits and working conditions for all Teaching and Research Assistants.

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