Ph.D. students in our department have the opportunity to train with faculty who are at the forefront of sociological research and teaching in virtually every subfield. They are exposed to the full spectrum of available research methodologies. We teach sociology through both formal course work and active participation in faculty research projects.
Our graduate students are also formally prepared for careers in teaching. Most work as teaching assistants for faculty members, preparing to teach their own IU undergraduate courses, usually during the third year of graduate work.
Most of our students enter the program without an M.A. in Sociology.
Our department does not offer a terminal Master’s degree. All students enter the program with the expectation that they will work towards their Sociology Ph.D.