Doctorate of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) at AIU
The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strategic areas of required expertise such as social stratification and hierarchies, family structures, social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems. The Sociology program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced sociology graduates and professionals in the sociology arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process sociology skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.
AIU’s Doctorate degree in Sociology goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Sociology will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in Sociology:
International Health Inequalities
Criminology and Delinquency
Women and Mental Illness
Urbanization and Community
Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality
Sociology of Aging
Health and Inequality
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
The fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in Sociology:
Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Sociology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
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