The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is offered in Sociology and may be obtained by full-time and/or part-time study. Normally, all Ph.D. students complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate courses in Sociology. See the academic calendar for details of entry requirements.

The PHD should successfully demonstrate the candidate’s competence to undertake independent research work and should contribute significantly to knowledge in the field of study. The contribution is expected to be of a high scholarly merit.

Download the Graduate Student Handbook here.


Department of Sociology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000