Ph.D. On Campus


The University of New Mexico

60 months
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The Sociology Department is required to conform to the general guidelines of Graduate Studies, which are presented in the The University of New Mexico Catalog.  


Students should become familiar with the UNM Catalog. Students may continue to follow the requirements of the Catalog under which they entered, even if later editions vary, though they are free to choose to switch to the requirements of a later edition of the Catalog.

Key Features 

  • The Sociology Department at The University of New Mexico offers a Ph.D. degree with an MA degree earned en route. We do not offer a separate MA terminal degree. All of our graduate students are admitted directly into the PhD program. 
  • Those who enter without an MA degree and thesis complete the required MA en route to the Ph.D.  Although students may leave the program after finishing their M.A. (or at any other point along the way), all students enter our program with the initial intent of earning the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Sociological Data Analysis 
  • Classical Sociological Theory or Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant Demographic Form
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent that clearly and concisely describes your academic background and interests
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic references that address your past academic performance, including analytical abilities and potential for success in graduate studies
  • Two Writing Samples of approximately 5 - 15 pages in length
  • Unofficial Transcripts (from each academic institution attended)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
Living costs

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


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