Ph.D. in Sociology

Wayne State's Ph.D. in Sociology prepares students to expand upon their knowledge of the human mind and society in general and with coursework in applying the best ways to collect and analyze data.

Our Ph.D. program equips students for the academic job market or other professional careers through a challenging, comprehensive and integrated curriculum that trains doctoral students to (1) theorize from a variety of sociological perspectives and (2) analyze using a variety of methodologies. The curriculum also focuses on advanced training in the specialty areas of race/ethnicity/gender, sociology of health and illness and global/transnational/comparative sociology.