Welcome to the Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and highest-ranked Sociology departments in the country. According to the 2013 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments, UT Austin Sociology was ranked 7th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
The Department's 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty offer undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities. The Department's strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch students to call UT Austin home.
The Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes, selected Mary Rose for its 2015 Texas 10, an annual list of UT Austin's most talented and inspiring professors as nominated by alumni.
Sociology Ph.D. alumni Daniel Ritter and Matthew Flynn have recently published new books concerning an array of topics in political sociology. Both were former members of PHS (Power, History and Society), led by Maya Charrad.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has recently interviewed Tetyana Pudrovska for their podcast series, "Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health."
Sharmila Rudrappa discusses the significance of collecting war "souvenirs" as well as the recent Chapel Hill shooting in op-eds.
The American Society of Criminology interviewed Mark Warr for its Oral History Criminology Project.