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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Linda Renzulli

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs


Our program prepares students to become researchers, scholars, and teachers through a well-balanced curriculum comprising theory and methods that enable students to conduct sociological research at the forefront of the field. In addition to our cutting edge methodological training and broad sociological teaching, our program offers instruction in seven specialization areas: : FamilyHealth, Aging, and the Life CourseLaw and SocietySocial Inequality: Class, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and SexualitySocial Movements and Political SociologySociology of Religion; and Work and Organizations.


  • The Master of Science (MS) in Sociology
  • The Ph.D. program in Sociology

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

  • Family
  • Health, Aging, and the Life Course
  • Law and Society 
  • Social Inequality: Class, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexuality
  • Social Movements and Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Work and Organizations 

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Rachel L. Einwohner
Scott Feld
Kenneth Ferraro
Brian Kelly
Dan Olson
Carolyn Perrucci
David Reingold
Linda Renzulli
Jeremy Reynolds
Kevin Stainback
Robin Stryker
J. Jill Suitor
Fenggang Yang

Associate Professor

Shawn Bauldry
Elizabeth Hoffmann
Brandon Jackson
Christie Sennott
Patricia Thomas
Daniel Winchester

Assistant Professor

Joshua Doyle
Spencer Headworth
Danielle Kane
Marcus Mann
David McElhattan
Trenton Mize

Emeritus Faculty

James Anderson
J.D. Davidson
Viktor Gecas
Richard Hogan
Eugene Jackson
Dean Knudsen
Reece McGee
Martin Patchen
Robert Perrucci
Harry Potter
Jack Spencer
John Stahura
Bert Useem
Philo Wasburn





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