Ph.D. Minor Program

Extend your doctoral education with a sociology minor

Students who are candidates for the Ph.D. degree in other departments may obtain a minor in Sociology.  The intent of the minor is to develop multidisciplinary skills, exposing students to theories and methods outside their major department. The Ph.D. minor in Sociology has an unstructured curriculum that can provide students a foundation in basic areas in Sociology and the opportunity to study advanced sociological theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and statistics.

Requirements for the Ph.D. minor in Sociology:

  • Four Sociology graduate level courses at the 500-level or above, totaling twelve credits.
  • An average grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in these courses.
  • No more than one individual readings course.
  • At least half of these courses must be taken at the IU Indianapolis campus.

Students wanting to minor in Sociology should initially meet with an advisor in their home department, and then contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology.

Students who need to identify a faculty member to serve on Doctoral exam or dissertation committees should explore our faculty pages to identify a faculty member and reach out to them directly.

Click here for The PhD Minor Form

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