The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University




"The Sociology department at Temple was exactly what I needed to become a well-rounded Sociologist. Faculty challenged and encouraged me every step of the way. Philadelphia was a perfect location to study urban sociology. I was encouraged to adopt a cross-disciplinary approach to my own research. My experience at Temple put me in a position to quickly secure a tenure-track, teaching-focused position, which was exactly what I wanted."

Sarah Jacobson, Ph.D. 2014
Assistant Professor, HACC, Lancaster, PA


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What We Do

Temple sociology offers you the chance to acquire the skills you need to navigate these challenging times. We seek highly motivated students for our masters and doctoral programs. To learn more about our program offerings, our emphases in race & ethnicity, gender & sexuality, and urban & globalization, check out our newsletter, watch this short video or read more...


We also seek undergraduates willing to be rigorously trained in theories and methods of social analysis, to be equipped for success in fields like business, education, law, community organizing, and for those who enroll in our sociology of health track, a wide range of health professions. Read more...


department of sociology | 713 gladfelter hall | 1115 west polett walk
philadelphia, pa 19122 | (215) 204-7760 | fax: (215) 204-3352 |