Key Facts

Duke Sociology is known for combining excellence in undergraduate and graduate education with world-class research productivity.

  • Duke Sociology is ranked #13 in Top Sociology Graduate Programs in the U.S
  • 53% of our tenured faculty have been recognized for excellence in teaching and research
    • 5 of our faculty have been named Distinguished Professors 
    • 3 of our faculty have been named Bass Fellows
  • We are smaller than many of our peer institutions with 18 tenure-track faculty, yet more successful in terms of research productivity and graduate student placement.
  • We offer a minor in Medical Sociology that attracts undergraduates on the Premedical track and a Certificate in Markets & Managements Studies that is a signature Duke program that other universities have attempted to replicate for their undergraduate Business concentrations.