Columbia is a perfect destination for anyone interested in sociology, with the department playing a leading role in the growth of sociology and the social sciences after World War II. Being located in New York City gives students the perfect locale to observe people from all over the world, how they relate, and the varied social issues they face. Some areas of research taking place at the university include cultural sociology, economic sociology, ethnography, globalization, health and population, historical sociology, inequality, organizations, political sociology, race, ethnicity and migration, science, knowledge and technology, and urban poverty and city. You are able to receive a free-standing master’s degree in sociology through an intensive, one-year program that combines academic training with research, much of which takes place in the urban environment of the city. PhD candidates are expected to apply for grants, publish articles and/or books, and present their work at professional meetings.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,775|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||30,135|
|Barnard College New York, NY||11 : 1||2,744|
|CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY||41 : 1||19,740|
|CUNY City College New York, NY||30 : 1||15,227|