Department of Sociology


Five types of graduate instruction are available:

  • We offer four sociology graduate seminars per year.
  • We offer a broad variety of tutorial courses (group readings and independent studies).
  • Students may take courses in other Brandeis departments.
  • Students may also take courses through the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at MIT and at schools that are part of the Graduate Consortium:
    • Babson College

    • Bentley University

    • Boston College

    • Boston University

    • Regis College

    • Tufts University

For a full list of the Sociology Department course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.

Students who wish to take a course numbered 100-199 for graduate credit must first:

  • Meet with the course instructor to formulate a course enhancement plan
  • Include additional readings, assignments, and/or written work of at least 20 pages in enhancement plan
  • Submit a petition requesting that the course count as a graduate level course
The Graduate Committee will review the petition and make a determination. This will all take place either prior to the first class, or by the end of the first week of class.                                                 

Courses by Semester

For a full list of past course offerings please see the registar's class search.