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PhD 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 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.

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards full funding to Stanford graduate students from all disciplines, including PhDs in Sociology, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields. If you are applying to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, you must submit your PhD program application by November 15, 2017, and your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application by September 27, 2017.