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Sociology and Criminology & Law


The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law offers several programs of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. in Sociology, the Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society, the MA in Sociology, the MA in Criminology, Law and Society, and a Joint MA in Criminology/JD degree. The department also partners with the School of Natural Resources and Environment Department to offer the Ph.D. or MA in Interdisciplinary Ecology. Advanced undergraduate majors may complete a combination BA/MA degree in Sociology or a combination BA/MA degree in Criminology, Law and Society.

The graduate programs prepare students for scholarly research and teaching in colleges and universities or for applied research in nonacademic settings. The programs develop theoretical proficiency, research competency, and professional expertise. Programs are organized to provide required theoretical courses early in the graduate career. The curricula provide a sequence of required courses early in the graduate career in quantitative methods and advanced statistics, a sequence designed to provide basic competency in completing independent research. Sociology programs also require coursework in qualitative methods.

Graduate Office

3219 Turlington

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm


(352) 294-7164

Graduate Coordinator

Monika Ardelt

Graduate Awards

Sociology and Criminology & Law Awards & Scholarships

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