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What sets our graduate program apart?

Our graduate program blends strong empirical research training with a commitment to engaged sociology as well as extensive training in teaching. We have one of the most diverse graduate programs in the country, and our faculty is diverse both demographically and with regard to substantive expertise. We train our students in multiple methodologies and encourage political and public engagement with communities.

While inequality is the principal focus of our curriculum as a whole, we focus on a range of core areas, including: race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, work/organizations, global & transnational sociology, political sociology & social movements, and children & youth.

We prepare our PhD students for jobs in a variety of settings. Many go the academic route, taking prestigious post-doctoral fellowship and jobs in higher education, ranging from research universities to small liberal arts colleges and community colleges. Our alumni are also well-prepared to take research positions in government, for-profit industry, and non-profit and advocacy organizations.