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Graduate Program

Graduate Advisor: Melissa Leizear- 

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Leslie Gordon Simons-  

The doctoral program in the Department of Sociology is located at the University of Georgia in Athens.  UGA is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 public institutions in the United States and thus offers students a wide variety of resources needed for a successful graduate career.  The department offers students training that ready them for careers in teaching and research. All students receive preparation in sociological theory, research methods, statistics, and teaching sociology. In addition, our faculty offers specific course instruction and one-on-one training in a variety of areas within sociology which include:

  • Crime, law, and deviance
  • Education and family
  • Gender and inequality
  • Latin American society
  • Mental Health/Medical Sociology
  • Politics, culture, and social change
  • Social psychology
  • Work, occupations, and organizations