Build upon your foundation in sociological theory and research with a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This 52-credit PhD program provides advanced training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods in a variety of sociology subfields. Students are prepared for research and teaching in academia and for advanced work in a variety of professional settings.
The main areas of doctoral research are
- gender and sexuality;
- medical sociology;
- race and ethnicity; and
- urban sociology.
Sociology PhD students and faculty are passionate about social change. You will be a part of a community that is concerned with topics that include
- how identities influence the production and consumption of popular culture;
- how race and social status are reproduced and challenged in our educational system;
- how science influences perceptions of sexual identity;
- unionization as a global phenomenon; and
- why trust matters in social relationships.
You will also examine the intersection of people and space with political and economic structures, and the complexities of emotions and affect for relationships in the social world.
As part of an R1 research institution, the Sociology Department is committed to pushing boundaries in research, supporting its scholars in developing actionable solutions and creating impactful change.