The graduate faculty in Sociology consists of scholars/teachers who have earned doctorates at some of the leading graduate schools in the country. The Department of Sociology offers two graduate program tracks: a Ph.D. program for students who have already earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s to Ph.D. track for qualified students who want to earn their M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at UNLV in a single program. We offer ten areas of specialization: (1) family, aging & the life course; (2) culture; (3) deviance & criminology; (4) environment & health; (5) race & ethnic studies; (6) gender & sexuality; (7) politics & social ovements; (8) social psychology & theory; (9) community & urban studies; and (10) demography & population studies. The Ph.D. program, which began in 1989, has graduated scholars who hold positions in academia, the nonprofit sector, private industry and public service. Graduates from our Ph.D. program are trained in advanced theory and methods, and have well-developed expertise in at least two of our departmental areas of specialization. The Department of Sociology welcomes applications for the Ph.D. program from candidates who can demonstrate a record of significant academic achievement and potential for professional success in sociology.
Robert Futrell, Ph.D., Chair
Barbara G. Brents, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
Doctor of Philosophy - Sociology