Sociology Ph.D. (Ithaca)

Field of Study


Program Description

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-4266

316 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • community & urban sociology
  • computational social science
  • culture (minor)
  • economy and society
  • gender
  • inequality and social stratification
  • methodology (minor)
  • organizations, work and occupations
  • policy analysis (minor)
  • political sociology/social movements
  • race, ethnicity and immigration
  • science, technology & medicine (minor)
  • social demography
  • social networks
  • social psychology (minor)
  • sociology of education
  • sociology of family
  • sociology of health and illness



Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Jan. 15

Requirements Summary:

  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • College Transcript(s)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Scores (recommended, but not required, for admission for Fall 2021)
  • TOEFL test scores (if applicable)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $105

Learning Outcomes

The Field of Sociology focuses on five key goals for our graduate students.

Students who are working to complete a Ph.D. in Sociology should be able to:

  • Conduct original, publishable research.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of theory and research in two subfields within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge at the research frontier of one area of specialization.
  • Write and speak effectively to professional and general audiences about issues in the field.
  • Teach effectively. Design a course, grade and comment constructively and authoritatively on student work, lead discussion, and lecture.