Our graduate programs are devoted to the training of research scholars and educators in the discipline. We provide advanced training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods in the areas of gender and sexuality, immigration and globalization, medical sociology, race and ethnicity and urban sociology.

Academic Offerings

The Department of Sociology offers three graduate programs and two dual degree options:

  • The Master of Arts in Sociology provides advanced training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods. Students prepare for research careers, social services careers, and PhD programs.
  • The Professional Science Master’s in Applied Sociology provides advanced training in social research methods, including research design, research ethics, quantitative research, and qualitative research.
  • The PhD in Sociology concentrates on a variety of subfields of sociology to prepare students for research and teaching in academic settings and for advanced work in applied research settings. The program allows students some flexibility in developing additional specialty areas. The main areas of doctoral research are race & ethnicity, gender & sexuality, urban sociology, medical sociology, globalization, and immigration.
  • The Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology MA Dual Degree Program provides advanced training in urban bioethics, community engagement, sociological theory, statistics and research methods. Students prepare for research careers, social services careers, public health careers, and PhD programs.
  • The Urban Bioethics MA and Sociology PhD Dual Degree Program concentrates on public health, and medical sociology to prepare students for research and teaching in academic settings and for advanced work in applied research settings.

Associated Programs