“Sociology… because we investigate the institutions and social processes that shape human behavior, histories, and opportunities.”

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and the application of knowledge.

Now accepting graduate applications for fall 2017!

Some of the features of the graduate program include:

~Training in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Faculty areas of concentration include:

Culture, Demography,
Environmental sociology,
Gender, Globalization,
Life course, Medicine/health,
Migration, Political & economic sociology,
Race & ethnicity, Religion,
and Social inequality/stratification.

Click here for the full list of faculty in each area! 

~A dual-title doctoral degree program with the Gerontology Center. This option is designed to appeal to students who are strong in both disciplines. Upon the successful completion of the Ph.D. requirements of both areas, the student is awarded a single degree with both titles identified on the diploma: Ph.D. in Sociology & Gerontology.

Some of the opportunities with faculty include:

~The Center for Migration Research, founded by Foundation Distinguished Professors of Sociology Victor Agadjanian and Cecilia Menjívar,  promotes, coordinates, and facilitates innovative high-quality interdisciplinary research on how human migration both shapes and is shaped by the social landscapes in which it takes place at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

~Dr. William Staples serves as Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center. The mission of the Surveillance Studies Research Center (SSRC) is to facilitate scholarship and collaborative partnerships in the study of contemporary forms of surveillance, social monitoring, and data gathering.

~Yearly rotation of faculty with grant funded research assistantship opportunities.


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