American Sociological Association

2018 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology Now Available

May 17, 2018

The American Sociological Association is pleased to present the 2018 edition of the ASA Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology. First published in 1965, the Guide can be used by a wide range of constituents for a variety of purposes—from graduate students considering job prospects to faculty advising undergraduates about graduate programs.

This edition includes 199 graduate departments, with 182 located in the United States. Of these departments, 140 offer a doctoral degree and 59 offer the master’s as the highest degree. Information was collected between October  2017 and February 2018.

There are several ways to search for information in the Guide aside from searching alphabetically by the name of the institution. First, there is an alphabetical listing of faculty.  Second, there is an alphabetical listing of PhD recipients from the past year. Finally, one can search for departments by primary areas of expertise.

Learn More.

Get Involved


ASA needs you to serve the discipline

Join a Section

Explore ASA's community of specialists in the discipline

Join ASA

Join or renew your membership