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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Sociology

Graduate Program

The Sociology Department offers a graduate program that provides students with a thorough grounding in the theories and research methodologies of the discipline in order to conduct empirical inquiry. The research specialties of the faculty span several areas. It is expected that the master's and dissertation research projects of students will be carried out in specialty areas that fall in the purview of the faculty's expertise. Our graduates pursue careers in a wide range of academic and non-academic fields. Graduates of the master's program often find employment in government agencies or in private firms that require professionals with research skills and experience in data management. Graduates of the doctoral program also work for government agencies and in private firms, but many accept appointments at universities and colleges.

Our doctoral program ranks 3rd in the nation (along with University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Delaware and Baylor) on the Student Ranking (High) dimension of the National Research Council’s assessment of PhD programs in sociology. The Student Ranking is based on factors such as graduate students' completion rates, financial aid, and other student achievement criteria.

Our social psychology specialty area ranks 4th in the nation in the US News & World Report Guide to the Best Graduate Programs.

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