Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog


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 movements; (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

Michael Borer, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator  


Program Information 

Sociology Faculty  

Sociology Courses  

Department Website


Doctor of Philosophy - Sociology