Doctor of Philosophy
The doctoral degree program in sociology is designed to give the candidate a general background in sociological theory and methodology as well as training in a major substantive area of the discipline.
The graduate program is a doctoral program and the formal awarding of a master’s degree is not required for the Ph.D. Students seeking only an M.A. degree are not ordinarily admitted to the program.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet departmental requirements specified below:
There is no language requirement. Where acquaintance with a foreign language is necessary for advancing the special interest of the student, the student, in collaboration with the guidance committee, may decide upon the study of a foreign language appropriate to his/her research and career development.
OR one of the following courses (choose one which has not been taken previously: