This is the first doctoral sociology program in the state of West Virginia. It emphasizes foundational course work in sociology, including theory, methods and statistics, as well as courses and independent research in an area related to the department’s specializations in crime, community and culture.
The Ph.D. program is designed for students who are interested in working as professional sociologists in teaching and research.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsStatement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Sample of Academic Writing
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineFebruary 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.