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The Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology prepares students for careers in sociological research and teaching. Broad training in sociology is provided through a wide variety of courses and research experiences.
Guided individually by a doctoral committee, students are provided with core training in general sociology, theory, and research methods. Beyond this, students concentrate in two areas of sociology that are selected from important and active areas, such as applied sociology, criminology, comparative sociology, gender and feminism, social psychology, and race and ethnic relations and sociological theory.
Course work in a cognate area complements knowledge gained in selected specialties and the discipline as a whole.
- Master’s degree in sociology.
- Grade point average of 3.25 in all graduate work, and the completion of the Graduate Record Examination.
- Applicants who hold a master’s degree in a related field may be admitted to the program, but may be required to make up deficiencies as a condition of admission.
- Applicants must supply a biographical statement, a writing sample, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources to: Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Sociology.
A number of departmental, University, and governmental assistantships, fellowships, and associateships are available to qualified students. Educational opportunities and part-time employment may be available through the facilities of the Leonard C. Kercher Center for Social Research. Research through the Center includes studies of education, mental illness, marital roles, race relations, group dynamics, deviant behavior, comparative institutions, and numerous other topics. Graduate students frequently participate in these studies.
Additional information and application forms may be obtained from the department.