Sociology Graduate Program
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The graduate program in Sociology is part of the interdisciplinary T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, which includes the programs in Family and Human Development and Sociology. Our Doctoral degree and Master's degree in Sociology feature rigorous disciplinary training while also providing students unique opportunities within an interdisciplinary environment.
The sociology graduate program at ASU provides advanced training in statistics, research methods and theory linked to three substantive fields in sociology: demography, family, and medical sociology/population health. In addition to these three areas of concentration, the program has strengths in cross-cutting areas of social networks, migration, social stratification, and race-ethnic and gender inequality.
- Medical Sociology/Population Health
- Social Stratification
- Race-ethnic and Gender Inequality
Methodological specialization in advanced statistics
Why Study Sociology at ASU?
We offer a unique, interdisciplinary-based program that allows students to work with faculty from across the university while receiving strong training in the fundamentals of Sociology.
We provide full financial support to our doctoral students, pending satisfactory progress, through research and teaching assistantships. Students have their tuition paid for and receive a stipend, health insurance, and dental insurance.
Our students benefit from a multi-million dollar endowment that supports various aspects of graduate education, including summer fellowships and travel and research grants.
Pursue your studies while living in a rapidly-growing, ethnically diverse Southwestern metropolitan area.
Where do our graduates go?
Recent placements of our doctoral graduate students include tenure-track positions at: University of Alaska; University of California, Riverside; California State University, Sacramento; University of Cincinnati; Illinois State University; St. Lawrence University; Kent State University, Tuscarawas; Nanyang Technological University; University of Wisconsin, Stout; as well as research/administrative positions and post-doctoral fellowships at ASU, the University of Virginia, New York University Medical School, and the Houston VA's Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence.
The Sanford School Resources for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Funding:
- PhD students are supported either as research assistants in which they actively participate in data collection and analysis with faculty or as teaching assistants in which they assist faculty with teaching and grading activities.
Intensive Summer Interdisciplinary Experience:
- Funding is available to allow students to acquire interdisciplinary training over the summer. Recipients have used funds to intern at other universities and attend international workshops.
The Sanford School Travel Award:
- Students receive support to attend conferences when they are a participant on the program.
Collaborative Learning and Research
Sociology faculty and graduate students are affiliated with several research centers at ASU: