Best universities offering PhD in Sociology degree programs:

University of Chicago
- The Department of Sociology offers a program for the Ph.D. degree. Students may ordinarily earn a master's degree as part of the Ph.D. program. Satisfactory completion of the first phase of the Ph.D. program is signified by the awarding of the M.A. degree.
- University of Chicago is ranked No. 1 in the US for its Sociology Doctoral Programs in the National Research Council Report (1995).

University of Surrey
- The Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey has been voted second in The Times Good University Guide 2010.  In the 2008 RAE it is ranked joint 6th out of all the Sociology departments in the UK.
- The Department offers a full PhD program. Supervision is offered across the range of academic staff research interests.

University of Minnesota
- U of M Sociology offers a PhD program covering the fundamentals of sociological theory and methods, emphasizing mastery of central literatures and debates, the conduct of research, teaching, and policy application.

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
- It offers the Ph.D. Program in Sociology, students routinely receive a Master's degree en route to their Ph.D.
- Michigan's graduate program in sociology is one of the oldest and most well established programs in the nation, and it is consistently rated among the top departments in the nation.

Harvard University
- The Department of Sociology offers several programs of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. in Sociology, the Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, and the Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior.
- All applicants are required to take the GRE General Test.
- Harvard is one of the world's leading centers for training the next generation of sociologists.

University of Miami
- The Graduate Program in Sociology is designed for those who intend to pursue the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Sociology. The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is awarded when a student successfully completes that portion of his or her program.
- The faculty in the Department of Sociology is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

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