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Our faculty and students are constantly creating new knowledge and tackling some of the most compelling issues we face.

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What sets our program apart?

Our sociology community is unique in the broad range of issues our faculty and graduate students study in the US and transnationally. Our strengths in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as our commitment to fostering an environment that is both intellectually rigorous and supportive, are other distinct characteristics of our graduate program. We also emphasize a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.

What are our graduate students doing?

Most of our PhDs find jobs in education at a wide range of institutions, from research universities in the US and worldwide to small liberal arts colleges. Other alumni hold research positions in government and non-profits. During their time at Minnesota, graduate students transition from consumers of knowledge to producers of knowledge, capable of shaping the world in whatever path they pursue.

Hear more from our graduate students about studying sociology at the University of Minnesota.