Why Choose Penn State Sociology?

 

  • Penn State's graduate program in sociology is one of the nation's top programs, with more than 40 full-time tenure-track faculty.
  • We employ a wide array of research methodologies to collect and analyze data.
  • Many of our faculty have appointments and affiliations with other graduate programs and departments on campus, including:

- African Studies
- Anthropology
- College of Education
- Demography
- Geography
- International Affairs
- Religious Studies
- Social Data Analytics
- Social Thought Program
- Statistics

  • Our faculty are associated with many of the research institutes on campus, including:

- Census Restricted Data Center
- Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies
- Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
- Institute for Cyberscience
- Population Research Institute
- Social Science Research Institute

  • Our apprenticeship approach to training students in the practice of research can open opportunities to work on any number of collaborative and cross-campus projects.
  • Our strong commitment to mentorship pairs each student with a faculty advisor with shared research interests match students to major professors.
  • We encourage students to present their papers at professional conferences and provide annual travel support.