Sociology, Ph.D.


The Ph.D. is a seventy-five semester-hour program, with forty-five semester hours beyond the master’s degree. The Ph.D. hours include twelve hours of dissertation and six hours of supervised teaching. Students must successfully complete the requirements for the M.A. degree in the process of pursuing a Ph.D. Course work includes a standard set of courses (6 hours) in research methods and theory, as well as 36 hours of core courses in the appropriate area of emphasis. There is no foreign language requirement for this program. The Department of Sociology currently offers three areas of concentration: