Highly Ranked Sociology Graduate Programs

See the American Sociological Association’s Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology (2019)  for extensive information about graduate programs across the United States.

The following list contains the top graduate programs in sociology as identified by U.S. News and World Report in 2017. Click on the names below to go to the sociology departments at these universities. The U.S. News and World Report also puts out an expanded list of the most highly ranked departments in the U.S.

Harvard University

Princeton University

University of California — Berkeley

University of Wisconsin — Ann Arbor


University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill

University of Wisconsin — Madison

University of California — Los Angeles

University of Chicago

Northwestern University