Africana Studies Concentration
Ph.D. in Sociology
(Ph.D. in Sociology)
Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus
The Department of Sociology is home to Africana Studies, an interdisciplinary program with faculty expertise in race and social policy, Black Feminisms, ethnic health disparities, racial identification, Hip-Hop music, African-American and multi-racial social movements, mass incarceration, criminal justice, race and racism, race and sport, and food studies. Students completing the PhD in Sociology have the opportunity to complete a concentration in Africana Studies alongside their doctoral degree. Students who pursue this concentration will learn to critically assess the present cultural forces, structural forces, and historical conditions affecting the economic, legal, educational, social, and moral status of people African descent.
The Department of Sociology has a limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships available for students applying for full time study on the Blacksburg campus. Entering students can apply for such funding as part of their admissions application. No separate application required.
- *Fall: April 15
- *Fall: April 1
*Deadline for admission with full consideration for funding: January 15