Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
A doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in sociology allows students to expand upon their knowledge of the human mind and society in general and gives you access to courses that aid in understanding the best ways to collect and analyze data.
Our Ph.D. program prepares 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.
- Graduate School Forms (Plan of Work, Transfer of Credits)
- Ph.D. Student Handbook (PDF)
- Annual Doctoral Student Review (Progress Report) (PDF)
- Ph.D. Coursework Worksheet (PDF)
- Preliminary Examination Application (PDF)
- Preliminary Examination Application (Old System) (PDF)
- Specialty Declaration Form (PDF)
This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.