What to Expect
You’ll specialize in four unique areas: age and the life course, medical sociology, social inequality, and research methods. Beyond our core curriculum, you can further focus on a wide range of topics including health disparities, stress and coping, human rights, illness experience, gender and sexualities, racial inequality, mass incarceration, social movements and identity, and immigation.
Here, you’ll acquire advanced training in both qualitative and quantitative methods, participating in apprentice-based research mentorship experiences in a range of empirical projects, including some supported by the National Institutes of Health. You’ll gain hands-on experience with research projects, managing data collection, preparing grant applications for research funding, presenting papers at national and international meetings, and writing and publishing with faculty.