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PhD Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology provides training for academic and non-academic careers.  The department is a vibrant intellectual space, centered in the multiple research projects of our faculty members and students.  We specialize in the study of social inequality, specifically in the areas of community and urban sociology, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, and gender and class.  We encourage prospective graduate students interested in these issues to join us.  

Completed applications for admission and for financial aid must be received by January 15 for fall semester.  For students who have their own funding sources,  applications will be reviewed until April 1.  If you would like to submit an electronic application for the Sociology PhD Program, visit the UC Graduate School link below.  Please read the PhD Guide to Graduate Studies document (linked below) carefully before you apply.    

PhD Guide to Graduate Studies

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MA Programs

The Master of Arts of Sociology is primarily designed for students for whom the master's is the final degree, but it also serves students who are preparing for a doctoral program.  Training and coursework reflects the deparment faculty's interestes in social inequality.  More specifically, our faculty focus on community and urban sociology, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality. 

Completed applications for admissions must be received by April 1 for fall semester.  If you would like to submit an electronic application for the Sociology MA Program, visit the UC Graduate School link below.  Please read the MA Guide to Graduate Studies document (linked below) carefully before you apply.  Note that there is no funding available for the MA program.  

MA (One-year) Guide to Graduate Studies

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