College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology and Criminology

About This Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology program is designed to prepare students for advanced research and teaching positions in the field. With a focus on original research and a diverse range of specializations, this program provides students with the skills needed to make a lasting impact in sociology. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Social science research assistants

  • 5.8% faster than the average
  • 40,100 number of jobs
  • $49,210 potential earnings


  • 3.6% about as fast as the average
  • 3,200 number of jobs
  • $86,110 potential earnings

Sociology teachers, postsecondary

  • 3.8% about as fast as the average
  • 17,000 number of jobs
  • $75,610 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.