University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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The Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas grants Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The program is designed to train BA and MA students, scholars, researchers, teachers and critical thinkers to integrate and apply theoretical, empirically-driven qualitative and quantitative analyses in our main areas of specialization. Those are Family, Aging & the Life Course; Culture; Deviance & Criminology; Environment & Health; Race & Ethnic Studies; Gender & Sexuality; Politics & Social Movements; Social Psychology & Theory; and Urban Community & Population Studies. Graduate training takes advantage of our location in Las Vegas, one of the most dynamic cities in the country. Faculty work closely with students to publish research and provide experience in teaching and doing public sociology.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Barbara G. Brents, PhD.
Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Department of Sociology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5033
(702) 895-3322

Degrees Available