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PhD Programs

Graduate students on a boat tour in Matsushima, Japan, after attending the Stanford-Tohoku University Inequality Conference.

Graduate students on a boat tour in Matsushima, Japan, after attending the Stanford-Tohoku University Inequality Conference.

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. Each year, up to 100 students are awarded with funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford and participate in an experiential leadership development program that emphasizes collaboration and innovation. Citizens of any country may apply. Two applications must be submitted separately; one to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by early October and one to the graduate degree program by its deadline. Visit kh.stanford.edu to learn more.