Cornell’s Graduate Field of Sociology provides top-notch training toward the PhD in Sociology, and has long been known for its emphasis on both theoretical innovation and methodological rigor. The Field, which is much larger than the Department, has close to thirty faculty members. 

Erin Cornwell and Dan Lichter with Graduate Student Youngmin Yi

Graduate Spotlight: Career Placement

Students in the graduate field of sociology have gone on to achieve professional success in academia, industry, and the non-profit and public sectors. Click here to browse a comprehensive list of career placements for our graduate students.

The department also actively supports recent Ph.D. and Ph.D. candidates seeking permanent employment. Click here to explore profiles of our current job market candidates.