About the Program

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** The Sociology Graduate Program is SUSPENDING ADMISSIONS for Fall 2023. ** The Ph.D. program in Sociology at UC Davis emphasizes rigorous preparation in sociological theory and research methodologies as the basis of sound scholarship. Sociology graduate students are encouraged to begin active research early in their academic careers. Students gain advanced knowledge of collective behavior and social movements; comparative/ historical culture; gender; development; economic sociology; law, deviance and social control; political sociology; social psychology; race and ethnicity, and immigration; and community and urban sociology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in sociology.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Jacqueline Leaver
530-752-5015 |

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Maxine Craig
(530) 752-8642 |

Department Chair
Laura Grindstaff
(530) 754-0778 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Maxine Craig
(530) 752-8642 |

Advisor: Primary Contact
Erin Hamilton
(530) 754-0786 |

Advisor: Admissions Only
Jacob Hibel
(530) 754-0792 |

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia