Joint Doctoral Programs

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Sociology & Social Policy

The Ph.D. Program in Sociology & Social Policy constitutes a joint venture linking the Department of Sociology with the Social Policy faculty in the Harvard Kennedy School. This joint Ph.D. program is designed for students whose research interests embrace questions of economic inequality, neighborhoods and spatial segregation, poverty, changing family structures, race and ethnicity, immigration, educational access and quality, political inequalities and participation, and comparative and institutional studies of social policy, particularly in the U.S. and Western Europe. More information on the program can be found on the Harvard Kennedy School website.


Organizational Behavior

The PhD in Organizational Behavior program is a joint degree offered by the Department of Sociology and Harvard Business School. The doctoral program in Organizational Behavior trains scholars who are able to draw on the concepts and methods of psychology and sociology in conducting research on behavior and management within complex organizations. Students have the choice of focusing their research at either the micro (i.e., psychological, interpersonal) or macro (i.e., sociological, organizational) level. More information about the program is available on the Harvard Business School website.