Ph.D. On Campus


Case Western Reserve University

24 months
1997 USD/credit 65901 USD/year
1997 USD/credit 65901 USD/year
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The Sociology program of the Case Western Reserve University is offered by the Department of Sociology. Sociologists investigate the causes and consequences of social processes and social change in a diverse and increasingly complex world. Sociology covers a broad range of topics, from the micro level to the macro level of society.


About the Program

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded upon the completion of all requirements of the Sociology program of the Case Western Reserve University and the departmental requirements.

Many sociology majors participate in field-based learning experiences in course work and also through their involvement in faculty research projects. We encourage interaction between students and faculty by offering many opportunities for individualized study and research. Our department has a long history of innovation and international leadership in research, combined with a friendly, student-centered culture, for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Especially with globalization and the increasing diversity of our society, many employers look favorably on the breadth of knowledge and perspective provided by majoring in sociology.  For the same reasons, graduate programs in many fields, including medicine and law, also consider a background in sociology to be a strength. Graduates of our program are working in positions in research institutions, medicine, private industry, and the public sector. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development of Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Logic of Social Inquiry
  • Social Statistics
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Inequality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study
  • Official GRE Scores
  • Current CV
  • Writing Sample(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    65901 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    65901 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 24 months.


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