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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology South Dakota State University


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The Ph.D. program in Sociology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in teaching, research and creative activity, and applied or practice-related sociology in academic, government and industry setting areas. Students are encouraged to identify areas of interest that connect with faculty areas of expertise and interest. Students seeking admission must have an approved Master’s degree (thesis option), not necessarily in Sociology. If a thesis in a closely related field is not in evidence, Ph.D. students will be required to complete SOC 501 and SOC 504 in their first year of coursework.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology.

Online/Distance with attendence (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $465.80 per credit hour


13 Jan


South Dakota State University

1175 Medary Avenue,


South Dakota,

57006, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission.

A minimum TOEFL score of 527 paper-based, 197 computer-based, or 71 Internet based, or IELTS score of 5.5.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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