Sociology PhD at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Sociology PhD program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is in its sixth year, and two students from our first cohort have now graduated with the PhD (a third student is about to defend her dissertation).  We are very happy with how that program has developed so far, and think that students are getting excellent methodological and substantive training that will support a wide range of post-graduation careers.  Our department has changed a good deal over recent years, and we currently have a strong group of faculty who are well-situated to advise graduate students in a good variety of sociological subfields.  We intend to keep our graduate student cohorts relatively small, in order to maintain a supportive atmosphere for students and ready access to faculty advisors.


UWM has also seen important changes recently.  In February, UWM was for the first time designated as one of the 115 “R1”, or “highest research activity”, universities by the Carnegie Classification.  For UWM this recognizes decades of work toward research excellence and an ongoing commitment to growth as a research university.  Graduate students’ assistantship stipends were also increased this year, with the goal of making financial support competitive with that at other universities in the region.  One thing that has not changed is that UWM is located in a pleasant area on Milwaukee’s East Side, near Lake Michigan and with many housing, dining, and recreational options.


The following link is the gateway to information on our graduate programs, and from there you can explore our site and find more detail on our programs, faculty, graduate student funding, the application process, and more:


Of course I’m happy to answer any specific questions that anyone may have about our program, the application process, or anything else.


Thank you very much!

John M. Roberts

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