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Sociology

The Ph.D. Program in Sociology develops sociologists of broad theoretical background who are trained in a mixture of research methods, from survey research to ethnographic, historical and comparative approaches.
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The Ph.D. Program in Sociology develops sociologists of broad theoretical background who are trained in a mixture of research methods, from survey research to ethnographic, historical and comparative approaches.

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Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Sociology

Full Time

Admissions Deadlines

December 15 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Students in the Ph.D. program in Sociology pursue studies in wide-ranging areas of study within sociology, with our program offering an especially strong emphasis on:

  • urban sociology
  • studies of race, ethnicity, and immigration
  • research on urban institutions, including schools, and on neighborhoods and urban spaces
  • sociology of culture and gender; feminist theory
  • technology, work and occupations

We are one of the leading programs in the country in the study of international migration, and our location in New York, the the preeminent center of cultural production in America, provides unique opportunities and resources for cultural studies. Our faculty also study criminology, education, religion, health, globalization and development, social movements, law and the sociology of the body, and our students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen their expertise.

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