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Graduate Program

The Department of Sociology offers graduate work leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and is intended for students seeking a professional career in research and teaching in both academic and non-academic settings. The department does not offer a terminal Master’s degree, although students enrolled in the Ph.D. program will also receive a Master’s degree as part of their training.

Students receive training in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, sociological theory, and major substantive fields within sociology such as gender, sexuality, environment, race and ethnicity, culture, social networks, labor, immigration, and political economy. The department places a strong emphasis on research and many students will find opportunities to participate in projects conducted by faculty members.

The University operates on a quarter system. Fall term begins the last Monday in September. Basic graduate courses in sociology are not offered during the Summer

The Graduate School of the University of Oregon requires the Ph.D. be completed no later than seven years after entering the Ph.D. program, regardless of leaves.

The deadline to apply to our program is January 15.