Graduate Studies

Thank you for your interest in graduate education in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. This page provides information for both current and potential graduate students; however, if you don't see the information you need, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Lisa Brush

Community of Scholars

The Sociology Department is home to active and vibrant scholars. We have a great deal to offer our students in their graduate studies. 

How to Apply

Browse all of the application materials for the graduate program in Sociology. 

Graduate Courses

Our graduate students have a wide variety of classes and fields of study to choose from. 

PhD Requirements

The PhD program in Sociology is a five to six year program in which students receive their MA in Sociology as part of their work toward the PhD. 

Funding, Fellowships, & Awards

Learn more about the financial assistance, travel funding, and summer programs available to our graduate students. 

Candidates and Career Outcomes

Graduates from our program receive competitive job placements in a variety of fields.