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Stanford Ph.D. Minor in Sociology
Sociology offers a minor for current doctoral students in other Stanford departments and schools.
You must be an enrolled student in a Ph.D. program at Stanford University to be eligible.
While formal application is not required, students from outside of the Sociology department must submit the following to the Sociology student services office:
- A completed Application for Ph.D Minor (available from the Office of the University Registrar. This form must have all Sociology or other courses to be applied to the minor listed, including course number, number of units, and final grade; and
- A short statement of purpose (one or two pages)
Typically, students submit the above to the student services office upon completion of 30 units of Sociology coursework. Workshop, independent study, or directed research units do not count towards the PhD minor in Sociology.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate-level units with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or better. All 30 units for the minor are to be in courses taught by Sociology faculty with the following exception: 5 units may be taken in a statistics or methods course taught in another department. All units must be taken for a letter grade.
No. All 30 units taken towards the PhD minor in Sociology must be Sociology coursework. Students must have enrolled in the SOC course offerings (not cross-listed sections) and taken the course for a letter grade.
The student should work with a Sociology faculty advisor to develop their program of study. The program of study must be approved by a Sociology adviser.
If you have further questions, please contact the Sociology student services office for additional information and approval of programs.