Cynthia M. Cready, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Quantitative methods; long-term care of the aged; inequality; migration; marriage and family.
Nicole Dash, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Ph.D., Florida International University. Disasters; natural and technological hazards; social vulnerability and inequality.
Gabe Ignatow, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University. Globalization; cultural sociology; theory; new media; history of sociology.
Erma Jean Lawson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Medical sociology.
Ami R. Moore, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Social demography; HIV/AIDS related issues; family; African immigrants in the U.S.
Daniel G. Rodeheaver, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Environmental sociology; development and social change; developing societies; theory.
David A. Williamson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Medical sociology; traditional medicine in Sub- Saharan Africa; developing societies.
George Yancey, Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Interracial unions; multiracial Christian churches; race relations; religion; sociology of knowledge; sociology of science.
Dale E. Yeatts, Professor; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Sustainable community development; social gerontology; selfmanaged work teams.
Milan Zafirovski, Professor; Ph.D., Florida International University. Economic sociology; political sociology; social stratification and change; terrorism
Jessica Gullion, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas Womanís University. Medical sociology; environmental sociology; social representations of health threats.
Stanley R. Ingman, Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Gerontology; sociology of health; health care services for the aged.
Mahmoud Sadri, Professor; Ph.D., New School University. Comparative sociology of religion; sociology of culture; theoretical sociology; Middle Eastern and Iranian studies; Islamic reformation.
James H. Swan, Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Racial and ethnic relations; aging and social gerontology; disabilities.
James Williams, Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Homicide; criminal justice in Russia; development of criminology theory.
Philip Yang, Professor; Ph.D., University of California- Los Angeles. Immigration; citizenship acquisition; transnationalism; Chinese immigration and immigrants; Asian Americans/immigrants; demography.
Lisa Zottarelli, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Complex emergencies and disasters; childhood undernutrition in India and Egypt; pre-impact evacuations.
In the Department of Sociology, we teach more than theories, facts and figures. Our aim is to develop independent, critical thinkers capable of conducting high quality and innovative research in a particular area.
Pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology at the University of North Texas prepares you to be an independent researcher or instructor in higher education. Youíll learn to apply social science perspectives and tools to problems and improve the quality of life. You can concentrate your studies into global and comparative sociology, social stratification, or health, illness and aging.
While enrolled in our doctoral program, youíll have opportunities to work closely with faculty members in educational and research activities focusing on:
Additional resources are available through our participation in the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. This collaboration allows you to take sociology courses at Texas Womanís University and apply them to your UNT degree program. It also provides different viewpoints and expertise in substantive areas of study in sociology.
Admission to the doctoral program is a competitive, two-step process. First, youíll need to be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School®. Admission requirements are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. Second, youíll need to complete the sociology departmental application process, which requires a statement of purpose and four completed recommendation forms or letters of recommendation.
Students with a masterís degree may be considered for either unconditional or conditional admission based on the following requirements. Conditional admission requires filing an appeal with the graduate school.
Additional course work may be required if you have fewer than the required semester hours and courses needed for unconditional admission.
Outstanding undergraduates without a masterís degree who meet all possible unconditional requirements may be considered for admission to the doctoral program.
The graduate school dean will notify you about being admitted to our program. We recommend completing the admission process by the last Monday in November the year prior to the requested admission year. Selected candidates are invited to a retreat on the final weekend of January where they learn more about the program and meet some professors. Accepted applicants should consult with our Director of Graduate Studies for the recommended courses to take before their first semester.
The doctoral program requires a minimum of 90 semester hours beyond the bachelorís degree or 60 semester hours beyond the masterís degree.
The primary forms of financial support are assistantships in the department, scholarships or financial aid. To be considered for assistantships, you should submit all required admission materials to our department and the Toulouse Graduate Schoolģ by the last Monday in November the year prior to the requested admission year. Assistantships are announced at the January retreat.