Doctorate of Sociology

PhD Program


The Ph.D. of Sociology is available to students who have already completed a master's degree in sociology or a related field. Doctoral students take general coursework in sociological methods and seminars in theory & research in inequality and social change. A single written comprehensive exam is required in one of the three department specialty areas. Graduation requires 48-51 credits of post-master's coursework (up to 24 of which can be dissertation credits) and successful defense of a research-based doctoral dissertation.

Program Advisor

Erin Hofmann

Erin Hofmann

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

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