Sociology students, faculty and postdoctoral fellows in Rice University’s School of Social Sciences don’t just study the challenges facing our world today, they rise to them. Committed to the transformative power of sociological imagination and one another, the department disrupts old assumptions and finds new solutions to complex questions to improve lives. We offer four-year Bachelor of the Arts degrees, Ph.D. degrees and post-doctoral fellowships, as well as leading faculty and access to a variety of research opportunities and placements at top universities and think tanks.
Please Note: After careful deliberation, Rice Sociology has decided not to admit PhD students for the 2021 academic year. This decision will allow us to focus our time, energy, and resources on our current students. We intend to enthusiastically recruit a 2022 entering cohort of students.