Why pursue a Ph.D. in sociology at UNH?
Our sociology Ph.D. program offers you the flexibility to pursue your area of interest while conducting in-depth study and research at an advanced level. You’ll study theory and methodology and will have the opportunity to tailor your program to your experience and intellectual goals. Our faculty specialize in crime and conflict, sociology of the family, social stratification, health and illness, and community and environment. You’ll be encouraged to publish your research and join professional associations such as the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society.
At UNH, you’ll be supported by world-class faculty and outstanding facilities as you advance toward your doctorate in sociology. The Crimes against Children Research Center provides high-quality research and statistics to the public, policymakers, community organizations, law enforcement personnel and child-welfare practitioners. The Carsey School of Public Policy is a resource for research, leadership development and engaged scholarship. UNH’s location near urban and rural communities will give you a variety of research options.
Potential career areas
- Conflict resolution
- Nonprofit leadership
- Public policy
- Social work