PhD Program

Students in the doctoral program in Sociology at UBC graduate with extensive experience in research, publication, and teaching.

Besides the comprehensive curriculum equipping our graduates with a strong mixed-methods background, our students build extensive resumes through publication, instruction, and collaboration with a world-class faculty.

Graduates from the PhD program have established themselves at prestigious universities and research institutions worldwide, and students’ research has earned them numerous major awards.

Sociology PhD students have the opportunity to specialize in any one or more of the Department’s seven major research streams:

  • Environment, Community and Social Movements
  • Family and Life Course
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Knowledge, Culture and Power
  • Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
  • Work, Economy and Globalization
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