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.
African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, according to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Chandra Muller has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Christine Williams has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.
Congratulations to our graduate student, Marcos Perez, for being awarded a full year of NSF Dissertation grant for his research in Buenos Aires!