Ph.D. in
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  UCI sociologist Sabrina Strings explores the religious and racial origins of society’s obsession with thinness.

 

CONSIDERING A GRADUATE DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY? Consider UCI!

Ranked #12 among all public sociology programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report), the UCI graduate program in sociology offers students six years of guaranteed funding. Scholars in the department have a proven record of earning competitive research funding from national agencies including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health; from private foundations including the Russell Sage Foundation and Grant Foundation; and from campus-level fellowships, such as the Public Impact, Fletcher Jones and Chancellor’s Club fellowships.

 

QUICK FACTS

 


 
DEGREE

Ph.D.; a master's degree may be earned
while in pursuit of the Ph.D.
 


 
ENROLLMENT

Full-time, on-campus with housing.
 

RANKINGS

08

best place to earn a sociology degree
- USA Today College

12

best public sociology program in the country
- U.S. News & World Report

01

university doing most for the American dream
- New York Times College Access Index

06

best college in the U.S.
- Money Magazine

 

RECENT PLACEMENTS

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  • U.S. Census Bureau

SPECIALTIES

  • Culture
  • Economy, inequality, labor & organizations
  • Education
  • Gender & family
  • Global Inequality & change
  • Immigration
  • Political sociology
  • Social movements
  • Population
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Social networks

 

a woman's eyes
  Sociologists [UCI alumna] Jaclyn Wong and [UCI Associate Professor of sociology] Andrew Penner collected data from more than 14,000 employees and found that there is a link between income and effort-based attractiveness. [Read Story]

 

This past year, UCI sociologists brought in more than $1 million in external grant funding. Faculty in the department publish regularly in the field’s top academic journals, and graduate students have incredible opportunities to publish alongside them.

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And if that wasn’t enough, the UCI campus is located less than 10 miles from Newport Beach, is the #1 university doing the most for the American dream (New York Times College Access Index), and the #6 ranked best college in the U.S. (Money Magazine). And USA Today College ranked UCI the #8 place to earn a sociology degree.

 

WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM UNIQUE?

 

UCI Aldrich Park

 

UCI sociology is internationally recognized for research and training that supports studies across the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative and multi-method approaches to social issues.

Sociology faculty contribute not only to the department and the wider field but also to the campus’s interdisciplinary units, providing leadership and core faculty to the institutes and centers. Students have an opportunity to earn a master’s degree while in pursuit of their Ph.D., and are encouraged to enroll in interdisciplinary coursework. In short, graduate students in sociology at UCI join a vibrant, collegial, rigorous academic program, with instruction from leading experts in the field, and a collaborative atmosphere that fosters success.

Alumni have entered tenure-track positions at top research universities, highly competitive post-doctoral positions, and research-oriented jobs in both the public and private sectors.
 

"A top 10-ranked program with research strengths
in population, family, immigration, and inequality."
 

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FURTHER PROGRAM INFORMATION

If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you’re looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI sociology.

 

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Judith Stepan-Norris
 jstepann@uci.edu
 949.824.6043

GRADUATE DIRECTOR
Stanley R. Bailey
 bailey@uci.edu
 949.824.6800

GRADUATE DIRECTOR
Yang Su
 su.yang@uci.edu
 949.824.6800

GRADUATE ADVISOR
Jennifer Gerson
 jennifer.gerson@uci.edu
 949.824.4074

 

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