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Graduate Studies

UC Merced’s Sociology Ph.D. program offers advanced graduate training. For the 2019-20 academic year, we will consider applications for the Ph.D. degree in Sociology.

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Our curriculum provides students a rigorous education. Students receive extensive training and experience in social theory, multiple research methods and advanced statistics. Students choose among graduate concentrations in the following areas:

  • Social Inequality (Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Social Class, Sexuality)
  • Political Sociology and Social Movements
  • Education
  • Immigration

View the Sociology digital brochure

To apply, visit the UC Merced Graduate Division website.

(*Indicate on your application that you are applying to the Sociology Ph.D. Program)


If you are interested in graduate studies, please contact Associate Professor Irenee Beattie, graduate chair of Sociology.