Ph.D. On Campus


Louisiana State University

36 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sociology from Louisiana State University offers students a broad general knowledge of sociological theory and research methods.


At Sociology from Louisiana State University students learn the skills necessary to produce original research. Typically, this is done by developing a close working relationship with one or more faculty members and co-authoring research papers with them. In this way the student begins as an apprentice and finishes with a substantial research record. The goals of this apprenticeship include presenting papers at professional meetings, publishing papers in professional journals, and participating in the preparation of grant proposals for research funding.


The PhD program in sociology is designed to prepare the student for a career that combines both research and teaching in one or more areas of the discipline. In addition, students should develop a strong specialty area and establish a research program in that area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Theory 
  • Methods 
  • Statistics 
  • Pro-seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We strongly recommend that applications be submitted earlier in January to best take advantage of earlier deadlines for some fellowships. 


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts (with GPA 3.0),
  • GRE scores,
  • Statement of purpose, 
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Documents needed to secure student visas;
  • English Proficiency requirements;
  • English translation and credential evaluations.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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