Ph.D. Program in Sociology

Notification icon To better support our current students through the global pandemic, admissions for our Ph.D. Program will be paused for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to reopening the admissions process in the fall of 2021.
Notification icon The Sociology Department will be accepting applications to the Master's (Sc.M.) Program in Social Analysis and Research. Please see the program website for more information.

Director of Graduate Studies: David Lindstrom

The Department of Sociology at Brown University offers outstanding doctoral training. Our graduate student community is small, enabling students to have fulfilling mentoring relationships with faculty and to collaborate meaningfully on research and teaching. Due to this advantage, we have partnerships with research centers and institutes across campus, including the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC), the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and Urban Studies, among others. As a result, Brown graduates have an outstanding record of research, publications, and professional accomplishment. The Department of Sociology through the Graduate School offers incoming doctoral students five years of guaranteed financial support, including a stipend and health and dental insurance subsidies, through mechanisms including fellowships, traineeships, and teaching and research assistantships.

For details, please see the Ph.D. Graduate Student Handbook.