Ph.D. On Campus


University of Utah

48 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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The PhD in Sociology at University of Utah provides training in sociological theory and research methodology to equip doctoral students with strong scholarly and pedagogical skills.  Students will be prepared for a wide range of academic, research, government, policy, or industry positions with strong critical thinking, analytical, communication, and teamwork skillsProgram Learning Outcomes. 


Sociology Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students at University of Utah will gain working knowledge of the main theories and debates within sociology, the principles of social science, research design and data analysis.
  • Students will gain the ability to synthesize state-of-the-art theory and research in their chosen areas of interest.
  • Students will gain the ability to conduct independent, original, and scientifically meritorious work. This ability is built upon the knowledge of social theory, research design, and quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches developed in required coursework, preliminary exam preparation, and through faculty mentorship.
  • Students will become competent teachers. Students will receive training in pedagogical techniques, and/or have opportunities to be a teaching assistant or an independent instructor teaching their own courses.
  • Students will develop skills in communicating research study design and results to diverse audiences. The program encourages students to attend academic conferences to present their research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Sociology 
  • Classical Sociological Theory 
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Statistics 
  • Research Instruction 
  • Case Studies and Research Ethics 
  • 3rd Year Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 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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