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The Department offers advanced training in sociological theory, research methods (qualitative and quantitative), and substantive areas including family and the life course, health, crime, law and social policy, social inequalities, urban sociology, and work and organizations. Whether pursuing a Master’s degree or a PhD, graduate students learn to become independent researchers. Many have opportunities to develop teaching skills through teaching assistantships and lectureships. Students are mentored closely by faculty, benefit from regular proseminars and visiting speakers, and have many opportunities for mutual support and socializing.

Follow these links to learn about current offerings and details of our MA and PhD programs.

Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Mary Nell Trautner
446 Park Hall