Sociology: PhD

Graduate Program in Sociology

Jan. 4
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

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.

Updated: 12/13/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details

Kraig Beyerlein
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-6585