The graduate program in sociology at Kansas State University offers work leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The primary objective of the program is to provide high quality graduate training for students seeking to become teachers and scholars in the field of sociology, or those seeking to enter careers in applied research in government or private industry. The program offers a small student/faculty ratio, and in 2016 it was ranked as No. 4 among sociology programs in the nation. In the past years the number of new graduate students entering into the program has been between 8-10, equally divided between the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The sociology program has eleven tenured and tenure track faculty, and about a dozen affiliated graduate faculty from other programs.