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PhD Programs

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Sociology at Stanford offers rigorous training in sociological knowledge and research methods, and prepares students to embark on successful professional careers in sociology.  Our program prides itself on world-renowned faculty, cutting-edge research programs, and close interactions between faculty and students. 

Through coursework, workshops, research assistantships and teaching assistantships, students work closely with faculty members to develop research skills and experience and gain expertise in the substantive areas of sociology.  In collaboration with Stanford Law School and the Public Policy Program, as well as other research programs on campus, we offer JD/PhD and PhD/MPP joint degrees and a multidisciplinary environment for students to pursue their intellectual interests in different arenas.