PhD in Sociology of Education
The academic objectives of the doctoral program are twofold:
- To prepare students to think sociologically and to use the research methods of sociology.
- To train students to analyze educational problems and issues using the knowledge, concepts, and research methods of sociology.
The professional objectives of the doctoral program are also twofold:
- To prepare professors of educational sociology for schools and colleges of education or for universities with specializations in the area of sociology as it applies to education.
- To prepare researchers that can conduct basic and applied research in various public and private institutions in order to advance both the practice of education and the study of sociology.