Skip Navigation
UT wordmark
College of Liberal Arts wordmark
sociology masthead
Envisioning Real Utopias
Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

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.

Learn more about the Department...

Learn more about the faculty...

Sociology Department Ph.D. job candidates


Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Award

Graduate student Kate Averett is the winner of the 2014 Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award.

Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Dr. Christine Williams has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.

Dr. David Kirk on NPR "Hidden Brain"

Dr. David Kirk speaks on NPR "Hidden Brain" about how some parole requirements could be increasing crime rate.

Dr. Ken-Hou Lin Wins ASA Best Article Award

Congratulations to Professor Ken-Hou Lin for being selected to receive the Best Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association for his outstanding article "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008."

Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas Receives Signature Course Award

Sociology senior lecturer Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas was recognized for his signature course UGS 302 "What We See, What We Believe."

More News ...
Giving to Sociology

Undergraduate Advising
CLA 1.216
Graduate Advising
CLA 3.732

Follow the UT-Austin SOC blog Follow Graduate Sociology on Facebook Follow Graduate Sociology on Twitter

Undergraduate Blog

Graduate Blog


Fri • Sep 5

Urban Ethnography Lab: Summer Research...

CLA 3.214F
1:00 PM

Fri • Sep 19

Peter Ward - Intensive Case Study...

CLA 3.214F
1:00 PM

Fri • Sep 19

Department of Sociology 100th...

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
3:00 PM

Mon • Oct 20

Talk with Dennis Rodgers

CLA 3.214F

Fri • Nov 21

Alice Goffman - The Makings of “On...

CLA 3.214F
More Events ...
bottom border