Welcome to the Department of Sociology
We are among the largest and highest ranked sociology departments in the country. According to the 2013 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments our program was ranked 7th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
Our 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty offer undergraduates and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities. Our strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch graduate students to call UT-Austin home.
Yujin Kim is the recipient of the 2014 Norval Glenn Prize.
Dr. Javier Auyero's op-ed "La violencia, instalada en la vida cotidiana [Violence in daily life]" is featured in Argentine newspaper Clarin online.
Jessica Dunning-Lozano and Esther Sullivan are offered prestigious doctoral fellowships.
Sociology graduate student Anima Adjepong wins Outstanding Thesis Award.
Sociology graduate student Jorge Derpic has recently been chosen to receive the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) Fellowship, awarded annually by Oxford University.