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PhD Degree Programs

Cristobal Young and first-year doctoral students on a hike at Skyline Ridge park.

Cristobal Young and first-year doctoral students on a hike at Skyline Ridge park.

The PhD 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, as well as other research programs on campus, we offer a JD/PhD  joint degree and a multidisciplinary environment for students to pursue their intellectual interests in different arenas.

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. This year, the program will award up to 75 high-achieving students with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including Master's and Ph.D.'s in Sociology. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 12, 2018, and separately apply to the Sociology department by November 14, 2018.