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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Graduate Program

Kansas State University's sociology graduate program offers both a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy. Students receive high-quality graduate training as they seek to become teachers and scholars in the field of sociology, or applied researchers for government or private industry.

  • The sociology program has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and nearly a dozen affiliated interdisciplinary graduate faculty. Learn more about our faculty.

K-State awarded its first master's degrees in sociology in 1961 to three international students, and the doctoral program awarded its first two degrees in 1978. The sociology graduate program has continued evolving for 50-plus years, and we continue looking forward to the future and developing talented, passionate scholars.

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Dr. Alisa Garni
Sociology Graduate Program Director
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Kansas State University
204 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4003



Congratulations to Trina Knight, Ph.D. student in Sociology and recipient of the 2021 Graduate Student Council (GSC) Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence! The GSC Award recognizes teaching excellence and significant contributions to the scholarship of the university. We are so happy that Trina has been recognized as this year's doctoral student winner.