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Sociology Graduate Courses

Graduate courses include the required theory and methods/statistics courses and electives.  The electives are offered in the department’s six fields of sociological specialization:

On-line list of courses offered at the West Lafayette campus

Dual Title PhD in Gerontology
Purdue University offers a dual-title PhD linking several established, discipline-based programs of study with an interdisciplinary perspective on aging.

Sociology doctoral students are eligible to complete a dual-title PhD in Sociology and Gerontology. There is no separate application process. Students apply as usual to the doctoral program in Sociology via the Electronic Application for Graduate Study.

Once admitted to the Sociology program, students choose a faculty advisor who is also a Faculty Associate of the Center on Aging and the Life Course. Students complete 24 graduate credits in aging-related courses, notify the Graduate School of their intention to complete a dual-title degree, and write a dissertation on a topic related to aging in order to receive the dual degree in Sociology and Gerontology.  For more information contact the Center on Aging and the Life Course.


Sociology students may also be interested in the following in the following programs: