Graduate Program

Graduate students listening to the presentation in the first-year professional seminar.

Contemplating graduate education in Sociology? Information for Prospective Students will help you find out what you need to know about graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin as well as the Department of Sociology in particular.

If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student in the Department, you'll find information on degree requirements, placement, funding, and more in Information for Continuing Graduate Students.

Graduates of our Department are renowned for their world-class research. Recent Books lists dissertations of our graduates that have been developed into books.

The Department of Sociology's Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee provides an extensive list of links to resources and activities for students in historically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

Find your niche. Research and Interest Areas lists the specialty areas represented among the faculty of the Sociology Department. Interest area descriptions are combined with a list of affiliated faculty, so you can find a mentor who shares your interests.

Photo of Chad Goldberg and Felix Elwert hang gliding.

Graduate Program Director Chad Goldberg (right) and Associate Professor Felix Elwert (left) conducting groundbreaking new research in the sociology of hang gliding in summer 2011.