University of North Texas

College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

In the Department of Sociology, we teach more than theories, facts and figures. Our aim is to develop independent, critical thinkers who are capable of conducting high quality and innovative research in a specific area.

Pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology at the University of North Texas prepares you to be an independent researcher or instructor in higher education. You'll learn to apply social science perspectives and tools to problems and improve the quality of life. You can concentrate your studies in the areas of comparative and global sociology, social stratification or health, illness and aging.

Outstanding faculty

While in our doctoral program, you'll have opportunities to work closely with faculty members in educational and research activities focusing on:

  • Comparative and global sociology
  • Development and social change
  • Environmental sociology
  • Health, illness and aging
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social inequality and stratification
  • Social media
  • Work and organizations

Additional resources are available through our participation in the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. This collaboration allows you to take sociology courses that offer different viewpoints and expertise in substantive areas of study in sociology.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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