The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the MA/PhD program in sociology. The Department of Sociology stresses diversity and innovation in its approach to research and learning. Consisting of 33 faculty, 80 graduate students, and over 1,300 undergraduate sociology majors, the department seeks to be a center of rigorous, sophisticated, and inspired searches for knowledge of social life.
Our faculty members are among the best in the nation in the areas of gender/feminist studies, sociology of culture, economy and society, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, global studies, race and ethnicity, social movements and political sociology, organizations, stratification, urban sociology, law and social control, religion and society, population and environment, networks, quantitative and qualitative methods, and sociological theory.
Research conducted by our faculty and students is at the cutting edge in many areas of the discipline. Because our graduates have been well trained and have learned to work at the 'frontiers' of social research, they have secured a wide variety of significant professional positions throughout the country and around the world.
Further information on UCSB's graduate studies can also be found at the Graduate Divison's website. This pages includes links to financial aid, housing, campus visits, etc.
Prior to acceptance, those interested in UCSB’s sociology program are invited to visit the campus and the department. Visits should be coordinated through the Visitor’s Center and Graduate Program Office.
Students who are accepted into the graduate program will be invited to a department open house prior to the deadline for their graduate school decision.
IGERT Program Offers Additional Opportunities:
The University of California, Santa Barbara NSF-sponsored Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) program in "Network Science and Big Data" will train 25 PhD students over the next 5 years to become experts in the next generation of network science. The program brings together faculty and students from seven disciplinary backgrounds -- Computer science, Communication, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology (EEMB), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Geography, Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Sociology. All of these areas are grappling with the same core issues of extending and applying network science to address large-scale computing challenges in areas as diverse as studying idea flows through social media networks to the mapping of gene regulatory networks, or food webs in environmental science.
Graduate students in the IGERT Program receive:
- Student stipend of $30k/year for two years with tuition and fees paid
- Hands-on training in the new UCSB Network Science Laboratory (NSL)
Interested applicants should visit http://networkscience.igert.ucsb.edu for more information.
Applicants to the Graduate Program in the Department of Sociology who are interested in this opportunity should indicate that in their application.
Additional Department Info
Graduate Program Office
Director of Graduate Studies
G. Reginald Daniel
Graduate Program Advisor
3101 Social Sciences & Media Studies
9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
Monday – Friday
(805) 893-3324 (Fax)