Ph.D. in
Sociology

Vanessa Delgado

    Vanessa Delgado, UCI sociology grad student, is pursuing a National Science Foundation-funded study on children of immigrants' unseen labor.
 

 

about
OUR PROGRAM

 
Department of Sociology A programmatic powerhouse. Full financial aid and funding. A lens-worthy location. The reasons students choose the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences for their graduate pursuits are many.

Ranked among the top 10 programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report), the UCI graduate program in sociology offers students six years of guaranteed funding.

Scholars in the department have a proven record of earning competitive research funding from national agencies including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health; from private foundations including the Russell Sage Foundation and Grant Foundation; and from campus-level fellowships, such as the Public Impact, Fletcher Jones, and Chancellor's Club fellowships.

This past year, UCI sociologists brought in more than $1 million in external grant funding.

Faculty in the department publish regularly in the field's top academic journals, and graduate students have incredible opportunities to publish alongside them.

And if that wasn't enough, the UCI campus is located less than 10 miles from Newport Beach, is the #1 university doing the most for the American dream (New York Times College Access Index), the #6 best college in the nation (Money Magazine), and the #9 ranked public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report).

Learn more about sociology at UCI...

 


 

recent

RANKINGS

#01

 

university committed to economic diversity and upward mobility
- New York Times College Access Index

#06

 

best college in the nation
- Money Magazine

#09

 

best public sociology program in the U.S.
- U.S. News & World Report

#09

 

public university in the U.S.
- U.S. News & World Report

 


 

quick

FACTS

 


 

recent

JOB PLACEMENTS

 

Harvard University

Tulane University

University College London

UNC Chapel Hill

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Florida

University of Tokyo

University of Washington

U.S. Census Bureau

 

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graduate

SPOTLIGHT

 


    Jess Lee

 


    Connor Strobel

 

 

 A top 10-ranked program with research strengths in population, family, immigration and inequality. 

 

 


 

what makes us

UNIQUE

 

Student walking on aldrich park

     UCI's campus is beautiful, rotating around Aldrich Park, a 19-acre botanical garden. The campus is also less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and beaches.
 

 
UCI sociology is internationally recognized for research and training that supports studies across the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative, and multi-method approaches to social issues. Research specialties within the department include:

  • Culture
  • Economy, inequality, labor, and organizations
  • Education
  • Gender and family
  • Global inequality and change
  • Immigration
  • Political sociology
  • Social movements
  • Population
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social networks

Sociology faculty contribute not only to the department and the wider field but also to the campus's interdisciplinary units, providing leadership and core faculty to the institutes and centers. Students have an opportunity to earn a master's degree while in pursuit of their Ph.D., and are encouraged to enroll in interdisciplinary coursework.

Alumni have entered tenure-track positions at top research universities, highly competitive post-doctoral positions, and research-oriented jobs in both the public and private sectors.

In short, graduate students in sociology at UCI join a vibrant, collegial, rigorous academic program, with instruction from leading experts in the field, and a collaborative atmosphere that fosters success.

If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you're looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI sociology.

 


 

So what are you waiting for?

APPLY TODAY

If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you’re looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI sociology.
 

Department Chair

David John Frank
 frankd@uci.edu
 949.824.1117

Co-Graduate Director

Stanley R. Bailey
 bailey@uci.edu
 949.824.6800

Co-Graduate Director

Yang Su
 su.yang@uci.edu
 949.824.6800

Graduate Advisor

Jennifer Gerson
 jennifer.gerson@uci.edu
 949.824.4074

 

 

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