Pennsylvania State University
College of Agricultural Sciences
Ph.D., M.S.; M.Agr.
The Graduate Program in Rural Sociology, located in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, offers the Master of Science, Master of Agriculture, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The program seeks to impart the research and analytical abilities necessary to understand the structure and functioning of rural society, both in the United States and internationally. The program is highly flexible and emphasizes training through close collaboration between faculty and graduate students on research projects. Ph.D. students are required to demonstrate expertise in Rural Sociology, Research Methods and Statistics, and two additional areas of specialization of their choice.
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