Sociology Graduate Program
The Graduate Program in the Department of Sociology offer both master's (MA and MS) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in sociology. Our graduate program is constituted by 26 faculty members located in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Medicine and the College of Agriculture. Applicants are selected for admission based on their overall academic record and on their expressed interest in research areas corresponding to individual faculty or graduate program training areas. Aside from strong training in sociological theory and both qualitative and quantitative research methods, we offers graduate courses and research mentoring in crime, law and deviance; family, health and children at risk; political sociology and social movements; rural and development sociology; social inequalities; sociology of education; and work, organization and economy.
Students select courses within and across these specialization areas to develop individually-tailored programs of study that meet their intellectual interests and that correspond to their career objectives. The sociology faculty realizes that some of the most exciting work occurs across specialization areas and at the interstices of sociology and other related disciplines. Students at both the master's and doctoral levels are encouraged to fashion programs of study that explore these intellectual linkages.
Our faculty members are actively involved in research and outreach units such as the Asia Center, Appalachian Center, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, Center for Research on Violence against Women, and Poverty Research Center which provide opportunities of student's professional development.
This page provides links to additional information on our graduate program. Should you have any further questions, please contact our Director of Graduate Studies:
Professor Shaunna Scott
Phone: (859) 257-6882