Sociology

In order to make the activity and culture of graduate programs more visible, we provide in the table below basic statistics about the Ph.D. programs at the University of Michigan. The data and variables were selected to offer a more accurate and helpful picture than those provided by external sources. We also encourage you to visit the Sociology website to learn more about the intellectual life, successes, and opportunities in this Ph.D. program.

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 267 268
Number of new doctoral students 13 10
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 63 72
Female 59% 59%
Male 41% 41%
International 6% 15%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 94% 85%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 10% 7%
Asian American 7% 8%
Hispanic (one or more races) 10% 9%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 63% 68%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 8% 7%
Not indicated 2% 2%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 14 11
Median years to Ph.D. 6.6 7.4
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 69%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 89% 81%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 11% 9%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 0% 10%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 29% 52%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 27% 5%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 20% 25%
Business / Industry 2% 5%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 4% 11%
Not employed 20% 2%
No data available 0% 0%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 56 44

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 19, 2013.