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Applicants are primarily admitted to the Ph.D. program.
- GRE General Test
- TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of intent
- Three letters of recommendation
- Fall: January 1
Notre Dame’s graduate program in sociology provides all students with a strong foundation in social theory and research methods. The program’s primary goal is to produce outstanding researchers and inspired teachers. Students work closely with faculty members who are engaged in cutting-edge research and are leaders and innovators in their fields. The department is especially strong in the sociology of education, religion, culture, and social movements/political sociology. Read more about graduate studies in Sociology at Notre Dame.
- Center for Research on Educational Opportunities
- Center for the Study of Religion and Society
- Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change
- Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Institute for Latino Studies
- Higgins Labor Research Center
- iCeNSA – Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Application
Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone: (574) 631-6585
Fax: (574) 631-9238
Cost of Living
The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.
Prof. Lizardo’s research interests include sociological theory, sociology of culture, sociology of organizations, network theory, microsociology, world-systems analysis, and the philosophy of social science. Learn more.
Bob Brenneman Ph.D. 2010
Bob Brenneman’s sociological exploration of religion and gang members in Latin America resulted in a contract with the Oxford University Press even before his graduation. Learn more.
Patricia Snell Herzog Ph.D. 2011
Patricia Snell Herzog studies the ways in which different communities and institutional contexts create, perpetuate, or seek to change the transmission of poverty and inequality from one generation to the next. Learn More
Now completing his doctoral degree in sociology at the University of Notre Dame, Brandon Vaidyanathan has explored many issues at the intersection of economics, culture, and religion. Learn More