Prepare to make a difference as part of the next generation of researchers, academics, and policy experts.

At the graduate level, the department focuses on the study of sociology, criminology, and justice as a social practice. Our faculty and graduate students engage in scholarship and hands-on experience and training that centers on the role that social justice plays in the construction, maintenance, and transformation of civic life.

Our graduate program provides rigorous training in theory and methods in the following areas:

  • Crime, Law, and Social Control
  • Gender and Family
  • Social and Political Organizations
    • Stratification
    • Political Sociology
    • Complex Organizations