Doctorate Degrees in Sociology

Compare 36 PhD Programs in Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is a broad field of study, offering candidates the opportunity to focus on an area of specialization that is of particular interest to them. A PhD Sociology degree prepares graduates for work in careers such as academic institutions, non-profit organizations, government, and private sector agencies.

There are many programs across the globe offering PhD Sociology programs. Some universities focus more on certain areas of specialization than others. Some examples of areas of specialization for PhD Sociology include social movements, politics and culture, ethnicity and race, urban sociology, clinical sociology, and social psychology. Candidates pursuing this degree are expected to conduct quality research and complete a dissertation or thesis that contributes to the field of study.

If you are considering a PhD Sociology degree, then scroll through the options below and you may find that next step toward your professional and personal goals!      
      

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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. [+]

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative advocate for social justice and gain the credentials to be recognized as a leader in your field. Choose from multiple specializations to align your studies with your interests, including Medical Social Work, Addictions and Social Work, and Clinical Expertise. One of the few offered online, the DSW program has a challenging curriculum that can help you acquire the skills to evaluate, design, and execute social welfare programs that make a positive difference. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is required to enroll in this program.... [-]


PhD in Human Sexuality

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

This program is unique in providing an accredited doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary field of human sexuality, with concentrations in human sexuality and clinical practice, and in human sexuality policy leadership. [+]

Human Sexuality This program is unique in providing an accredited doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary field of human sexuality. Bringing together clinicians and policy leaders creates a dynamic learning environment that expands holistic sexual literacy knowledge and skills to create individual and societal change. This program is committed to clinical and policy exploration of all human beings in the most diverse and fluid spectrum of sexual and gender variations across the life course, including desires and orientations, identities, behaviors and expressions. This includes individual psychosexual development and functioning, intimate relationships, families, spirituality, and well-being, as reflected in sexual, gender and reproductive health, rights, and policies in the United States and globally. This hybrid program (partially in-person and online), designed for working professionals, begins with an intensive multiday retreat followed by weekend retreats and online work throughout the year. A small cohort is admitted annually, providing a dynamic, small-group experience. This state of the art program consists of two years of coursework, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation (4-year estimated completion). Our program offers comprehensive knowledge, clinical and policy skillsets, cutting-edge scientific research and community engagement with diverse populations. The doctorate includes a dissertation based on original research, as well as deep immersion in the clinical and/or policy realms through intensive clinical proseminars and policy traineeships. This program aims to shape the inter-professional dialogue between clinical practitioners and sexuality policy leaders in the 21st century. Fundamental to the vision of this program is the infusion of existing areas of diversity such as... [-]

PhD in Sociology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. Programme description: The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. It seeks to reflect topical issues of contemporary society in global context. The core PhD courses include: Dissertation Colloquia; Dissertation Seminars; Methodological and Specialisation Courses; Readings in Sociological Theory; Sociological Research Practice; Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduates will acquire knowledge of contemporary sociological theories in the context of the canon of social thought, of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and of a chosen area of specialisation. These will be complemented with selected soft skills (e.g. communication and IT skills), pedagogical and technical research skills (e.g. scholarly editing and bibliographic research). PhD students are expected to conduct their own original research leading to a doctoral dissertation and to contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge by participating in workshops, conferences, publications and other activities of the international scholarly communities. The programme provides education and training for professions in institutions of higher education, research institutes and think tanks, private sector, NGOs, governmental organisations, etc. App. test requirements: Applications are accepted usually once a year (enrolment for the Winter Semester), sometimes twice a year (enrolment for the Summer Semester). The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents his/her dissertation project. In exceptional cases the examination may take a written form. A Skype interview may... [-]

Doctorate In Social Sciences (DCS)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2018 Mexico Monterrey

PhD in Social Sciences (DCS) is a program focused on research and its purpose is to train scientists in social sciences capable of developing into various professional fields to contribute to the explanation of social phenomena in the world today, particularly in the field of development social and dynamics of regionalization and globalization. [+]

Description The PhD in Social Sciences (DCS) is a program focused on research and its purpose is to train scientists in social sciences capable of developing into various professional fields to contribute to the explanation of social phenomena in the world today, particularly in the field of social development and the dynamics of regionalization and globalization. The program also raises contribute to the decentralization of the national education system at the graduate level and strengthen the capacities of social science research in northeast Mexico. Target Doctorate in Social Sciences aims: Train researchers with the ability to apply the main currents of thought in the social sciences by mastering the methodological and analytical tools. Produce scientific knowledge that contribute to the explanation of contemporary social phenomena especially in the fields of Social Development and Regional and International Studies. Participate, by generating relevant and meaningful knowledge in designing projects that have a positive impact on society from academia way, civil society organizations and / or government areas. Promote training and consolidation of social science research in the northeast of the country by training human resources in teaching and research in northeast Mexico. Addressed to Doctorate in Social Sciences is aimed at people with: Analytical skills and critical thinking. verbal and logical-mathematical skills. intellectual curiosity and critical spirit. Interest in the study of social development linked to social phenomena, regional studies and globalization. To ensure high quality of candidates, applicants must have the following attributes which will be supported by the documents listed... [-]

PhD in Sociotechnical Systems Modelling

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne

The goal of doctoral study programme is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas: [+]

PhDs in Sociology. The goal of doctoral study programme is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas: business and tourism information system modeling; systemic regional development planning; the political system and public management modeling; logistics information systems and transport modeling; production process modeling; e-learning system design; simulation technology development. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the programme. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ mobility for studies. Qualification awarded: Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.paed.). Admission requirements: Master's or professional master's degree in the computer sciences, information technologies. Discussion of the thesis topic. Duration of studies: 3 years full-time studies. Study programme consists of 3 parts: Part A – compulsory courses Part B – optional courses (specialization) Part C – free elective courses. To complete study programme student has to earn 120 CP (180 ECTS). Final test, if any: Doctoral thesis. Study fee: 3200 EUR per year. If you are interested in the studies at Rezekne University of Applied Sciences fill application form at this address: http://www.rta.lv/online_application_procedure. [-]

PhD in Culture Studies

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture. [+]

Ph.d. in Culture Studies A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture. Our ph.d. in Culture Studies aims at integrating elements from the humanities and social sciences as cultural analysis, history, art history, anthropology, history of ideas, philosophy, cultural sociology, ethnology, literature, musicology, history of religions, languages ​​and aesthetic creative and artistic subjects. The programme is based upon a broad concept of culture - that is, cultural studies in our context means that one can study culture as related to values​​, attitudes, knowledge, behavior, social relationships, meaningful expressions, artifacts, art and aesthetic practice. Culture can be both a process and a result or a product in the form of material objects, services or activities in the community. On an overall level, the doctoral program is described from two conceptual combinations which together constitute four major areas of application: Cultural Understanding Cultural Policies Cultural Production and Aestethic Practices Cultural Education [-]

PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. [+]

PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in economic and organizational sociology and produce original research in this field. The course is taught in scientific partnership with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS/UL) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL).

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Official Doctoral Program In Social And Behavioral Sciences

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge participating in the Faculty of Sociology and the five areas of the Department of Psychology that has Its headquarters in the Faculty of Education Sciences. [+]

Introduction The program of PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences Has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge participating in the Faculty of Sociology and the five areas of the Department of Psychology that has its headquarters in the Faculty of Education Sciences . It includes lecturers from the research groups ECRIM (Criminology, Legal Psychology and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century), the Molecular and Behavioral Diagnostic applied to Health (DICOMOSA), the Research Group on Experimental Psychology (GIPE), the GRIPA (Environmental Personnel Research Group) of the Department of Psychology, the ESOMI (Sociology Team for International Migration), the GET (Territorial Studies Group), the OSIM (Social Organizations, Institutions and Markets) or the Analysis and Sociopolitical Prospective (LAPSO). This program integrates 6 Departments and 11 areas of knowledge. The areas are: Social anthropology Political Science and Administration International Public Law and International Relations Fundamentals of Economic Analysis History of Thought and Social Movements Behavioral Science Research Methodology Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments Psychobiology Basic Psychology Social psychology Sociology Why study the degree This is the only Doctorate program of the UDC which covers the Social and Behavioral Sciences as a whole. In contrast to other more focused on very specific aspects, this one addresses most of the research fields of both the Social Sciences and Behavior. The present proposal for a Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences is due to a reorganization and integration of previous offers from the University of... [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification provides students the opportunity to master the art of independent studies by writing a research thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s). Admission requirements The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department. The closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Prof Pier Paolo Frassinelli Tel: 011 559 2810 / Email: pierpaolof@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. [+]

PhD in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought, political sociology Economic and urban sociology, housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society, income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies, religion Comparative policy including international education Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

Phd In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values. In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks: (A) information Gather useful documentation on a current topic, and make a relevant and objective analysis of the current problems. (B) with regard to animation: - to prepare and direct a meeting effectively, - to participate actively in the life of a group by encouraging the participation of others, - to work for the building of human relationships. (C) in the field of mass media: - develop effective messages for different target groups, - speak effectively in public, - act as press attaché and hold a press organ, - organize and carry out a radio or television program. (D) in the field of public opinion: - know how to assess the quality of a survey, - supervise the conduct of an investigation E) in matters of pastoral communication and evangelization:... [-]

PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Oral entrance exam: During the entrance examination interview, applicants must demonstrate ability to defend their research proposal in critical discussion and prove that they • can formulate research questions, • understand their topic’s broader context, and • are fairly knowledgeable in public and social policy and related disciplines. Priority topics of research projects for entrance examination: (Other topics are not excluded, but they should be consulted and agreed upon by a future supervisor in advance.) Public and social policies - Policy of social insurance and social security - Educational policy - Health policy - Anti-corruption policy - Drug policy - Tobacco control policy Public sector - Public sector´s efficiency - Public policies´ efficiency evaluation - Impact analysis of public policies (qualitative and quantitative analysis) - Public procurement and its impacts on public policy Governance - Strategic governance - Relationships between market, state and media - Partnership of public and civic sector - Systemic corruption Public Administration - Public administration reforms and their impact on public policy - Modernisation of public administration (comparison of the EU countries and design of modernisation models for the Czech Republic) - Decision making in public administration and its impact on public policies´ efficiency - Computerization of public administration as a support for public policies´ performance - Inspection systems of public administration as an instrument of efficient functioning of public policies - Public administration employees – their roles, competences, expectations Cross-cutting issues - Policy work and policy workers... [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 6 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. PhD in Philosophy The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects both the Anglo-American (analytic) and Continental (European) traditions, as well as various non-Western traditions, feminist philosophy and critical race theory, and other emerging areas of philosophy. Students with a variety of philosophical interests are welcome to apply to the SPEL program. Our program offers a terminal Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) track, with specializations in social, political, ethical and/or legal philosophy. The MA is often pursued by students who are interested in postgraduate careers in law, business or public policy. The PhD prepares students for specializations in the most sought-after and fastest-growing areas in contemporary philosophy in colleges and universities. Our Department enjoys highly successful placement rates and aggressive professional development. Recent doctoral graduate placements include: assistant professor at Southern Illinois University, assistant professor at Antioch College, assistant professor at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey, assistant professor at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia and postdoctoral fellowship at Seton Hall University. SPEL graduate program The graduate program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy (SPEL) offers graduate students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern, and contemporary social and political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects work in both the... [-]

PhD Sociology and Social Policy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. [+]

PhD Sociology and Social Policy A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. The school offers PhDs in: criminology public policy sociology social policy and administration social work science, technology and society The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. Our research students are encouraged to participate in the school's academic life and to work with the research centres that reflect their research area. The school also supports the postgraduate journal and conference ENQUIRE. This programme combines advanced research training, high-quality supervision and feedback, and a vibrant and active research community. A PhD is an opportunity for you to conduct an extensive, original piece of research of your own choosing, with feedback and support from two academic supervisors. The school's academic staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise within and beyond the disciplines of sociology, social policy and administration, social work, criminology, science and technology and public policy. Many of our students undertake interdisciplinary research projects. Our PhD programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Doctoral Training Centre, offering both one-plus-three degrees and three year... [-]

PhD in Social Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. Typically, students may choose to specialize either in the field of Political Economy, which covers areas of specialization in politics, economics, regional geography, international relations and Science, Technology and Society (STS), or Social Relations and its attendant specialization in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, anthropology, and demography. To ensure that our PhD graduates have strong research skills, students are required to take the following four compulsory methodology courses regardless of their field of specialization. Research Foci In Social Science, research focuses primarily on the evolving economy, polity and society of Mainland China. Specific topics encompass economic reforms and development, social stratification and mobility, contentious politics, foreign policy and relations,... [-]