Sociology PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Sociology conducts innovative research, while also remaining committed to teaching and mentoring students. Students in the graduate program gain an in-depth understanding in the department's areas of expertise (family and the life course; law and social policy; social inequalities; urban and community; work, occupations and institutions) while also benefiting from close, collaborative relationships with faculty. This unique combination of academic rigor and faculty mentoring prepares students to be first-rate researchers.

Program Contact

Maggie Balles
405 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2586

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.