Sociology PhD Handbook (2018 and later)

This handbook was updated in June 2019.


Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the PhD program in Sociology. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is well established, and has been offering an MA degree in Sociology since 1967; to date, over 500 students have been granted the degree. The PhD program was established in 2008 and offers a quality program with a very high level of individual attention.

The department also offers an MA program in Public Issues Anthropology (PIA) and an MA program in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP) (jointly with the Department of Political Science). In addition, the department participates in the collaborative MA and PhD programs in International Development Studies (IDS).

In offering you a position in the PhD program, the department is confident that you have the aptitude, skills, and ambition to succeed, and we will make every effort to support you in your journey through the program. Your success also greatly depends on your efforts.