Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral students are required to complete a total of 56 credits including 12 credits of SOCY899. In addition, students must complete a Second-Year Research Paper and pass two specialty exams.

After completion of the coursework, doctoral students must pass two examinations qualifying them to write their dissertations in the specialties of their choice. Upon the recommendation of the appropriate faculty members, the Department Graduate Committee approves the coursework qualifying students to take the two examinations.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
SOCY616Sociology Pro-Seminar1
SOCY620Development of European and American Sociological Theory3
SOCY601Statistics For Sociological Research I3
SOCY602Statistics For Sociological Research II3
SOCY699Special Social Problems (SOCY699D - Special Social Problems)3
SOCY699Special Social Problems (SOCY699C - Special Social Problems)1
Select one Social Theory course3
Select an additional Research Methods course3
Select one Advanced statistic course or research methods course3
Select one Statistical Techniques course3
Specialization Requirements
Select 18 credits of specialization courses18
Dissertation Research Requirements
SOCY899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits56