Sociology Ph.D.

Use your Academic Bulletin

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology should use the Academic Bulletin year appropriate for your year of matriculation.

Requirements for the Sociology Ph.D. degree can be found by clicking on the relevant Bulletin below:

2023-24: Sociology Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, University Graduate School Bulletin


Consult the Graduate School Bulletin for detailed requirements about the dissertation. You advance to candidacy after:

  • passing the qualifying examination
  • completing all course requirements

In Sociology, you must pass an oral defense of your dissertation proposal.

The final examination, limited primarily to defense of the completed dissertation, is oral. Dissertation requirements must be completed within seven years from the date when the qualifying examination is passed.