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126 PhD Programs in Social Sciences

A Doctor of Philosophy is generally the highest level of degree that a scholar can receive. Typically lasting 3-4 years, this program requires extensive studying, research, and hard work. Students can earn a PhD in various fields of study. What is a PhD in Social Sciences? This degree focuses on the intricate social relationships of human society. Students may study subjects concerning the human s… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy is generally the highest level of degree that a scholar can receive. Typically lasting 3-4 years, this program requires extensive studying, research, and hard work. Students can earn a PhD in various fields of study.

What is a PhD in Social Sciences? This degree focuses on the intricate social relationships of human society. Students may study subjects concerning the human society as a whole, such as economics or politics. Some focus areas may include communication studies, social and health services, regional development, and the economy. Program participants can receive hands-on experience while mastering the basic concepts of social sciences.

Scholars who earn a PhD in Social Sciences can become active listeners as well as influential representatives who are aware of public issues. They can also gain communication skills, which can benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

The price of earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree can differ depending on the program, location, and school type. Scholars who are interested in a PhD in Social Sciences can call or email the school of their choice to find the exact cost.

Becoming an expert in social sciences can be beneficial to scholars who are looking for careers in political or social fields of study. Some may choose to become political scientists who analyze both past and present political strategies. Others may choose to become economists, sociologists, or geographers. With a strong understanding of society and social relationships, scholars can become psychologists or anthropologists. With a PhD, some learners may choose to become highly qualified historians or professors.

Fortunately, there are many available locations where students can earn and receive a PhD in Social Sciences. Universities from several countries may offer this degree. Scholars may also have the opportunity to take online PhD programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) is interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, eco ... +

The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) is interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, economic, managerial, organisational and information sciences. Students have a wide choice of courses (content) within the individual disciplines, which means they can choose the courses (content) in all study fields (disciplines) they are interested in. -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English, Slovenian
01 Oct 2020
20 Sep 2020
Campus
SMC Business School
Zug, Switzerland

The Ph.D./Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both ... +

The Ph.D./Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses that provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies is designed to train versatile and internationally competitive scholars by combining a core curriculum of key concepts in the humanities ... +

The Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies is designed to train versatile and internationally competitive scholars by combining a core curriculum of key concepts in the humanities and social sciences, with practical training in necessary writing and research techniques, as well as rigorous subject-specific training across at least two disciplines. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations change o ... +

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces, and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in a broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study, concept integrate ... +

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study, concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology, and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. The task of teaching, in general, is to learn the theoretical foundations of the field and mastering the techniques and methodology of scientific research work. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Geneva, Switzerland

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulou ... +

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
Kadir Has University
Istanbul, Turkey

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students ... +

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strate ... +

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strategic areas of required expertise such as social stratification and hierarchies, family structures, social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sep 2020
Online
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted ... +

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted. Among their many other dimensions, they are questions of communication and culture, which demand urgent engagement. The Ph.D. in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies (CNMCS) is for creative students who embrace complexity, love difficult questions, and hunger for intellectual, artistic, and pedagogical risk-taking driven towards positive social change. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English (Canada)
08 Sep 2020
Campus
Florida State University - Department of Family and Child Sciences
Tallahassee, USA

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational intervention ... +

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational interventions for today’s diverse families through the engagement in programmatic research and advanced clinical preparation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision.

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human ... +

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human nature including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of maturation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, United Kingdom

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is at the forefront of development. Our students come from all over the globe and are united in their commitment to transform approa ... +

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is at the forefront of development. Our students come from all over the globe and are united in their commitment to transform approaches to equitable and sustainable development that helps ensure better lives for everyone, everywhere. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia, Cyprus

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research that lies at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities and ... +

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research that lies at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It focuses on preparing students to deal with significant research problems in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology that can effectively utilize advances and applications in digital technologies and scientific methods. Indicative fields of specialization include Digital Heritage, Visualization in Art and Architecture, Archaeological Sciences, Built Heritage, Human Bioarchaeology and Archaeobotany. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This program gives emphasis to research on both leadership and governance philosophy, theory and practice, to analyze from a leadership (in contrast to management) framework.

This program gives emphasis to research on both leadership and governance philosophy, theory and practice, to analyze from a leadership (in contrast to management) framework. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus

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