Mission and Program Objectives

Mission Statement

The Graduate Program in Sociology at the University of Miami is designed to equip students with the theoretical, methodological, and analytical tools required for teaching and conducting research in academic and non-academic (e.g., government and private industry) settings. This goal is accomplished through a combination of classroom learning, comprehensive exams, independent research (particularly the thesis and dissertation), and teaching undergraduate students.

Program Outcomes

A. Students will develop knowledge of, and ability to use, classical and contemporary sociological theory.

B. Students will develop knowledge of, and the ability to use, quantitative and qualitative research methods and analyses.

C. Students will develop knowledge of two sub-fields within the discipline of sociology and demonstrate the ability to conduct research and teach within one or more of these areas.

D. Students will develop the fundamental knowledge related to teaching sociology.