23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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This Sociology program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas trains students in advanced sociological concepts and applications, as well as advanced theoretical and methodological frameworks for conducting original research. In addition, students develop at least 2 advanced areas of specialization from among the department’s core areas of specialization.

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology offers programs designed for both students holding a bachelor’s degree in sociology or a closely related discipline who have a strong record of academic success, are likely to be highly successful in graduate school, and who have a professional interest in, and commitment to, earning a doctorate in Sociology and for students who have already earned a Master’s degree in Sociology or a closely related discipline, and who can demonstrate evidence of substantial expertise in Sociology.

Graduates of this program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas are well prepared for academic research and teaching positions, as well as careers in applied and community sociology. Educational outcomes for our doctoral program include: development of expertise in both classical and contemporary sociological theories, mastery of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis, development of specialized expert knowledge in at least two substantive areas, professional socialization, participation in professional organizations, oral presentation skills, familiarity with the process of academic publication of original research, and cultivation of analytical research and writing skills that culminate in the ability to author an original doctoral dissertation of substantial depth and quality.

Career Possibilities

Ph.D.'s in Sociology will be able to:

Show Evidence of the Development of a Sociological Imagination

  • Apply sociological knowledge, principles, concepts and the sociological imagination to their own projects.

Exhibit Confidence in Expressing Ideas Orally and in Writing

Students can demonstrate critical thinking:

  • Demonstrate skills in recall, analysis and application, and synthesis and evaluation.
  • Identify underlying assumptions in theoretical orientations or arguments.
  • Identify underlying assumptions in particular methodological approaches to an issue.
  • Show how patterns of thought and knowledge are directly influenced by political and economic social structures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Logic of Social Inquiry
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the Post-Bachelor's subplan must hold a bachelor's degree in sociology from a regionally accredited institution (required). 
  • Applicants to the Post-Master's subplan must hold a master's degree in sociology, or an equivalent master's degree, from an accredited institution in which you wrote and successfully defended a master's thesis.

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    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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