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Graduate Studies

Graduate Study

The Sociology Department at Syracuse University offers core training in sociological issues, theory, and practice. Graduate students in our PhD program develop substantive areas of specialization in one or more areas of faculty expertise.  Graduate training is organized around four major areas: (1) Globalization, Immigration, Transnational Studies; (2) Health, Aging, Life Course; (3) Family, Education, Work; and (4) Power, Capital, Culture. Our aim is to prepare students for all aspects of their career: research, teaching, publishing, grants, and mentoring. 

Our sociology faculty are affiliated with numerous interdisciplinary Syracuse University programs and centers, and  the department provides opportunities for joint degrees or collaborative study with such centers, including: the Aging Studies Institute (ASI); the Asian/Asian American Studies Program; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies; Women and Gender Studies; Disability Studies; African American Studies; Native American Studies; Cultural Foundations of Education; the Humanities Center; the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the Center for Policy Research (CPR); the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict (PARC); and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. The department does not admit students to a terminal MA program. Students enrolled in the PhD program earn an MA degree along the way.

Meet A Few Sociology Alumni


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Payal Banerjee ('09) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Smith College in Northampton, MA.



 


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    Pamela Herd ('02) is the Principal Investigator for Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


    Soloman


    Catherine R. Solomon ('04) is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.


    FrankRidzi


    Frank Ridzi ('03) is Department of Sociology Chair and Associate Professor at LeMoyne College in Syracuse.


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    Don Sawyer ('13) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.