Rigorous training for social scientists and development professionals

The Ph.D. in Development Sociology integrates diverse frameworks and methodologies with classical sociological theory to fuel investigation, analysis, and evaluation of social phenomenon. Our graduate students are at the frontlines of developing solutions to pressing issues — from agriculture and food systems to gender, economics and demographics — on the local and global scale. 

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John Sipple
John Sipple

Professor

Department of Global Development

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Global Development

John Sipple
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Sociology of communities
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Bridget Richardson

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Global Development

Bridget Richardson