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Recent Graduates and Placements

The interdisciplinary and intellectual breadth of Michigan sociology creates employment opportunities for our PhDs across academia and beyond. Our PhDs work not only in sociology departments, but in business, public policy, social work, and law schools. A number of our graduates have launched careers working for government agencies, non-profit organizations, or the private sector. The international focus of our department also positions our PhDs to work in both academic and non-academic positions around the globe.

Professors Sarah Burgard and Alford Young, Jr. celebrate with Tiffany Joseph on the occasion of her graduation from the University of Michigan Sociology doctoral program. Dr. Joseph is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University.

Some of the Different Paths Taken by Our Alumni

Program Statistics

For more insight into the activity and culture of graduate programs here at the University of Michigan, please visit the Doctoral Program Statistics site.  To view statistical summaries of specific programs (Sociology, Public Policy & Sociology, or Social Work & Sociology), click the dropdown menu at the top of the page and select the program you are interested in.  The data and variables were selected to offer a more accurate and helpful picture than those provided by external sources.