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A Message from the Graduate Coordinator

Thank you for your virtual visit to the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. The Ph.D. program at Kent State University focuses on four main areas: (1) medical and mental health, (2) inequalities (class, gender, race/ethnicity), (3) social psychology, and (4) criminology and deviance. Our graduate program gives students a specialized background in one of these areas along with a broad base of knowledge in the core areas of research methods, statistics, and classical and contemporary theory. We maintain a joint doctoral program with the University of Akron, so we encourage you to also visit their website for additional information.

Visit The University of Akron for more information about the Joint Ph.D. Program

If you have questions about the program, please contact me or any of our graduate faculty. We will be very interested in answering your questions and discussing our graduate program.

Dr. Susan Roxburgh (
Graduate Coordinator