Cornell University

Development Sociology


410 Thurston Ave

Ithaca, NY 14850

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

(no terminal M.S. degree), M.S./Ph.D. - Development Sociology;Ph.D. - Development Sociology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our graduate program offers a unique programmatic focus on social change. Rooted substantively in classical sociological theory, we examine a wide range of issues concerning processes and practices of social transformation both domestically and internationally. These include: changes in labor markets governance community and civic organization food production and distribution migration population patterns environmental dynamics Faculty interests are distributed across the local and global dimensions of these issues employing diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives including: multi-variate analysis political economy environmental sociology feminist theory historical sociology post-structuralism social movement theory demographic techniques Combining theory with rigorous empirical research, faculty and graduate students in the Graduate Field of Development Sociology critically examine the discourse, practice and promise of development, from the advent of capitalist modernity to the current era of globalization.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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