Sociology: PhD

* A master's degree is only attainable as part of the doctoral program, not as a standalone master's degree.

The Department of Sociology offers graduate work leading to a doctor of philosophy (PhD) 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 PhD 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.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample


  • GRE



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - January 15