Princeton University Sociology Ph.D.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Degree Program


Graduate studies in the Department of Sociology focus on guiding students who have excelled as consumers of knowledge through the transition to becoming producers of scholarship. Students are encouraged to initiate independent research projects early on and to work closely with a range of faculty—through coursework, independent study, and informal mentoring—to develop research skills. Undergraduate concentration in sociology is not a prerequisite for admission. The program is primarily designed for students interested in pursuing academic careers, but it is also oriented toward students with skills and applications that are relevant for employment in government and the private sector.

For students with an interest in Population Studies that wish to obtain a degree in Sociology, simply mark the appropriate code in the “Areas of Interest” section of the Graduate School Application for Admission; your choices would be demography (DEM), economics and demography (EDM), or sociology and demography (SDM). 

For more information, please visit the Princeton University Graduate School and Department of Sociology websites.