Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Master of Arts in Applied Sociology
The Department of Sociology offers a graduate program leading to the doctoral degree in Sociology. The program provides training in the skills necessary to secure research careers in academic and nonacademic professions and emphasizes applied research in community-based settings. The program is organized around a curriculum that combines strong grounding in the acquisition of methodological skills with advanced study in one of the department’s four areas of concentration: the Sociology of Crime/Deviance, Domestic Violence, Social Inequalities, and Urban/Environmental Sociology.
This program is one of only a few in the United States that focuses on applied research and has a strong research focus. Program graduates will be trained in specific applied research skills such as data analysis, program evaluation, data-driven decision making, and policy analysis. Combined with course work in one of the four substantive areas, graduates will be trained for employment in academic settings, industry, business, government and nonprofit agencies.
The Department of Sociology also offers a Master of Arts in Applied Sociology.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.