Graduate Program

Graduate Chair: Emily Hannum, PhD.

Graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania is conducted through graduate groups formed according to different areas of study. These groups administer programs leading to the AM and PhD degrees. Those seeking a graduate degree in Sociology should apply to the Graduate Group in Sociology. Sociology students earn their MA on the way to the PhD. There is no terminal Master's degree program.

It is possible to earn a dual or joint PhD in Sociology and other disciplines, such as law or medicine. Students may also earn a joint degree, by being admitted to and satisfying the requirements of two graduate groups, and writing a single dissertation. Currently, students are enrolled in joint degrees with Demography, Education, and Business. Students seeking a joint PhD combining Sociology with some other field must be admitted in that field (as well as Sociology); admittance to the second program may occur after admission to the Sociology program.

Dual or joint degrees must be sought with the consultation of the Chair of the Graduate Group in Sociology and the Dean of the Graduate Division, School of Arts and Sciences. For admission information for the Department's PhD program or to direct questions to the Graduate Chair, interested parties should contact the Graduate Coordinator.

 For further information contact Audra Rodgers, the graduate coordinator.