PhD Program

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The PhD in Sociology strives to educate scholars with a breadth of knowledge of the discipline and specialized in-depth knowledge of particular fields within the discipline.  In addition to the below program requirements, students must also complete a Professional Development requirement. 

Program Requirements

This is a Full-time study program.  Students will normally complete the required 500- and 600-level graded coursework within the first two academic terms and then take the additional two years to complete the Specialization Exam and Candidacy Exam.  After successful completion of the Candidacy Exam, candidates then proceed to the completion of the degree, normally within two years, by conducting thesis research and related scholarly activity. Note, timelines for completion vary.

Required Courses:

Credits:

SOC XXX

*3

SOC XXX

*3

SOC XXX

*3

SOC XXX

*3

SOC XXX - may be taken outside of the department

*3

SOC 605 Pro Seminar
The pro-seminar consists of ungraded workshops focusing on different aspects of the sociological craft.

*1

SOC 606 Ungraded

*1.5

SOC 607 Ungraded
Ungraded courses are designed to provide a bridge between graded courses and the completion of the dissertation

*1.5

Exams: Specialization exam  in an area distinct from the thesis; Pass an oral Candidacy exam taken in the subject field of the thesis research.

THESIS 909 - Present and defend a final PhD oral thesis

*6

Ethics Training - Students will attend the SOC 605 lecture on ethics and complete the online Graduate Student Ethics training course to meet this requirement.

Total Program Credits:

*25