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Graduate Programs

New International MA program in Politics of Conflict, offered by the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

To learn more, please visit the program website at:

Students in this program will learn about:

  • The politics of space and territory as a site conflict both internally and between Israel, the Palestinians and several neighboring countries
  • The nature of different social and political identities within Israeli society, and how these identities have become sites of contestation
  • Welfare policies and the growing socio-economic inequality as a site of
  • Migrant workers, Palestinian laborers, and the construction of multiple borders within Israeli cities
  • Israel's democratic institutions and the ongoing struggle to maintain human and civic rights
  • Language and cultural rights as ongoing sites of struggle

This international MA program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of politics that best reflects the complex and global nature of politics today. The Department sponsors several social justice activities in the Negev, and numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to the community at large.

The Vanderbilt University Department of Sociology is interested in recruiting Ph.D. students whose research interests include health and health policy. If admitted, students would earn a doctorate from Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology, be trained with a concentration in health and health policy, and participate as Fellows in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Meharry-Vanderbilt Center for Health Policy.

The program mission is the education of a new generation of academic leaders in health and health policy studies, academic leaders whose diversity reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population. As such, the Center for Health Policy represents a collaborative effort between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology and is supported by the RWJF. Meharry Medical College is the nation’s oldest historically black medical school. Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology offers a vibrant and flexible Ph.D. program with 19 full-time faculty members and 25 students.

Why should you consider the program?

  • Our student-faculty ratio is nearly 1:1 and students will receive excellent training in the fundamentals of graduate sociology as well as experience in doing theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research.

  • Admitted students will receive a generous funding package which includes a base stipend of $17,500, an additional $10,000 topping-up award, $4,500 in summer funding, a full-tuition waiver, and health insurance.

  • Our faculty members are top scholars in their fields with highly productive research records. In addition, three scholarly journals, including the American Sociological Review, are edited in our department.

  • Our students publish both in collaboration with faculty members and on their own in a variety of scholarly outlets, and gain employment in both academic and applied research settings.

Please visit the program website for further information about the department:

The deadline for applications for admission in fall 2010 is January 15, 2010. Application materials can be submitted online at:
There is no application fee.

Consider Penn State University for graduate studies. Why is the program a good choice?
  • They maintain close to a 2:1 student-faculty ratio in our Graduate Programs, bringing in relatively small cohorts each year maintaining approximately 70 graduate students in residence.

  • They offer full financial support to all students who are admitted to our programs for five years, including a variety of Pre-Doctoral Fellowships, Research Assistantships on faculty research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation (NSF), among many others.

  • The department consistently ranks first in the nation among Sociology Departments in NSF Funding. They have ranked number one in NSF funding to Sociology departments in the past five reported fiscal years.

  • Working in close association with our highly productive faculty our graduate students receive excellent training, typically publish jointly with their faculty mentors, and, as a result, are quite successful in finding good jobs in both academic and applied research settings.

The Department offers Ph.D.s in Sociology as well as Crime, Law and Justice. It also offers a Ph.D. in the Dual-Title Program in Demography. More information about each of the programs can be found at:

The Sociology Graduate Program at the University of California-Davis is nationally recognized for its strengths in the areas of sex and gender; race and ethnic relations; organizations, economic sociology, and work; immigration and globalization; law, deviance, and social control; culture; social psychology; social movements and political sociology; as well as medical sociology, health and welfare policy. The program also is well known for its methodological pluralism with strengths in comparative historical, qualitative/field, and quantitative methods. Sociology graduate students also receive teaching and research assistantship opportunities, and they regularly present their work at professional conferences and publish their research in refereed journals. For more information, click on the following link:

The National Science Foundation announces opportunities for those considering grad school:

Professional Development and Support: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): see

For financial support, see information about Bridges, GK-12, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs which provide a generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support for students:

The Sociology Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is accepting applications for a Master’s degree that prepares students for future doctoral work and applied positions.  Our areas of expertise include Social Psychology, Education, Social Stratification, Organizations, Health Research, Social Movements, and Public Policy.  We have recruited students from a wide array of disciplines and institutions, including California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Davidson College, Emory University, North Carolina State University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trenton State.  Our graduates have gone on to study in doctoral programs at Albany, Duke University, the University of Delaware, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of South Carolina, and Vanderbilt University, among others.  Our students have also enrolled in doctoral programs in Organizational Science and in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Additionally, we have been very successful at placing our students in corporate and governmental research positions.  The relatively small size of our Department allows us to devote substantial energy to our Master’s students.  We are accepting applications from highly motivated students who are searching for a stepping stone into a doctoral program or who are interested in a research career outside of academia.       

For more information on our program, please visit our website at:

At the bottom of the page, you will see a link to the Graduate handbook.  In addition, you can learn more about our faculty at:

Please let me know if you have questions.  The priority application deadline for Fall admission is March 1, 2010.  You can attain more information on the application process at: