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PhD Programs in Social Sciences in USA 2023

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree. Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communiti… Read more

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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University of Kentucky Online
Lexington, USA

The University of Kentucky's online DSW degree prepares master's level practitioners to address the diverse needs of our times.

The University of Kentucky's online DSW degree prepares master's level practitioners to address the diverse needs of our times. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2023
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic f ... +

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic field of women's spirituality, especially as it relates to philosophy and religion, women's studies, and ethnic studies. Students develop advanced skills in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary women's spirituality research and writing and are prepared to make an original contribution to the field. -
PhD
Full-time
English
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
Online
 

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The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, USA

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social ... +

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social welfare scholarship. The program is designed to deepen students' mastery of both social science theory and research methods so that they are prepared to contribute to scholarly knowledge in innovative ways. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Georgia Central University
Atlanta, USA

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or for the academic study of missional and ministerial practice. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English, Korean
15 May 2023
Campus
Online
 
Christian Leadership University
Orlando, USA

Are you confident that you are ministering to the deep heart needs of your clients, or do you sometimes feel like you are just putting on Band-Aids to cover festering wounds? ... +

Are you confident that you are ministering to the deep heart needs of your clients, or do you sometimes feel like you are just putting on Band-Aids to cover festering wounds? Wouldn’t you like to know that your clients have been cleansed and healed by experiencing the loving touch and compassionate words of the Wonderful Counselor Who alone can touch those deepest places within? If so, then a Doctoral Degree in Christian Counseling from Christian Leadership University is exactly what you’ve been searching for. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

The Ph.D. Program in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University has dedicated faculty whose research interests cover the entire lifespan in various family, social, ... +

The Ph.D. Program in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University has dedicated faculty whose research interests cover the entire lifespan in various family, social, and cultural contexts. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2023
01 Feb 2023
Campus
 
American International Theism University
Englewood, USA

American International Theism University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degrees in up to thr ... +

American International Theism University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degrees in up to three years. Each course offers six credit hours and lasts for six weeks. Let your hard work and dedication pay off by achieving your degree in half the time. Enrollment is open, and students may begin the program at any time. All courses take place in classrooms, with a faculty member that provides one-to-one mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, which offers links to subject-related websites, libraries, articles, and research assistance. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Southern Methodist University - Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies
Dallas, USA

In the Ph.D. program, students concentrate either on Cultural Anthropology or Archaeology. Within Cultural Anthropology students may specialize in Medical Anthropology or on G ... +

In the Ph.D. program, students concentrate either on Cultural Anthropology or Archaeology. Within Cultural Anthropology students may specialize in Medical Anthropology or on Globalization Issues such as Development, Gender, and Migration; Archaeology students concentrate on New World Archaeology. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The Ph.D. in History of the Ideas degree program is designed primarily for individuals who wish to conduct advanced research and to teach at the college level, but it is open ... +

The Ph.D. in History of the Ideas degree program is designed primarily for individuals who wish to conduct advanced research and to teach at the college level, but it is open to qualified candidates who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills. Students concentrate on the study of philosophy and intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on modern Europe and America. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Boston College
Boston, USA

The department's course offerings are organized in four fields: Political Theory, American Politics, International Politics, and Comparative Politics.

The department's course offerings are organized in four fields: Political Theory, American Politics, International Politics, and Comparative Politics. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
St. Marcos Theology University
Miami, USA

St Marcos Theology University educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counselin ... +

St Marcos Theology University educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work. -
PhD
Part-time
English
Online