Sociology Ph.D Program
Our graduate program gives students a specialized background in one of the following areas along with a broad base of knowledge in the core areas of research methods, statistics, and classical and contemporary theory.
Medical and mental health
Inequalities (class, gender, race/ethnicity)
Criminology and deviance
Criminology & Justice Studies Master's Program
Our online master’s program is designed to prepare you to be a next-generation leader in a complex, global, and interconnected field. You will choose from three available concentrations to tailor your degree to your specific career goals. Degree concentrations are offered in:
- Global Security - Focuses on issues related to global security, U.S. national security policy and strategy, transnational issues, and prepares students for analytical, operational, and leadership careers in global security in the public and private sectors.
- Policing - Aims to examine historical theorizations of police service, explore research that has challenged and reshaped those theories, and analyze the implications of contemporary research to guide new innovations in policies, management, strategies, and tactics of police service delivery.
- Victimology - Provides specialized knowledge about the scientific study of crime victims, their treatment within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, the legal rights of victims, and victim assistance and restorative justice programs to prepare students to develop and lead initiatives that help prevent victimization, engage in victimological research and evaluation, and respond to victims in culturally appropriate ways.