Jon Shefner, Head
Paul Gellert, Director of Graduate Studies
Cable, S., PhD – Penn State
Frey, R.S., PhD – Colorado State
Jalata, A., PhD – State University of New York (Binghamton)
Jones, R.E., PhD – Washington State
Presser, L., PhD – Cincinnati
Shefner, J., PhD – California (Davis)
Bohon, S.A., PhD – Penn State
Brown, M., PhD – Indiana
Bui, H.N., PhD – Michigan State
Dahms, H.F., PhD – New School for Social Research
Gellert, P.K., PhD – Wisconsin
Banerjee, D., PhD – Wisconsin
Christian, M., PhD – Duke
Duran, R., PhD – Colorado
Ray, PhD – Duke
Benedict, R., PhD – Tennessee
Chumakov, Y., PhD – Notre Dame
Morelock, J., PhD – Penn State
Talley, J., PhD – Tennessee
Chen, C., PhD – Washington State
||Environmental sociology concentration
||Political economy concentration
The Sociology Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The MA program includes a thesis and non-thesis option.
- Acceptable scores on the general Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) are required.
- Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Completion of the appropriate previous degree (baccalaureate, preferably with a major in one of the social sciences, for the MA program; master’s degree in one of the social sciences for the doctoral program).
Both the master’s and the doctoral program allow for the construction of individualized programs of study. Detailed information may be obtained from the Sociology Department’s Graduate Student Handbook. New students are admitted in fall semester only. Applications must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Department of Sociology by February 1.
Environmental Policy Minor
The department participates in a program designed to give graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. See Department of Political Science for program description.