The Harvard Sociology Department has a strong commitment to training undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original research using a range of methodologies. With strength in both quantitative and qualitative methods and in the core areas of the discipline, the department trains students to enter careers in research, business and academia.



Our faculty, among the foremost experts in the discipline, offer courses in a wide array of fields.  Areas of expertise include economic sociology and organizations, inequality, urban poverty and the city, race and ethnicity, immigration, gender and family, crime and punishment, culture, political sociology, health, and social change.

Graduate Seminar



Harvard is one of the world’s leading centers for training and mentoring the next generation of sociologists. The Department of Sociology offers several programs of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. in Sociology, the Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, and the Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior.



View Sociology’s course offerings for the current academic year and download a summary of courses with locations.