The Ph.D. In Sociology degree program is the most significant addition to the current programs so far. Its objective is to provide interested and qualified individuals a program of studies that will enable them to receive the highest academic degree in general sociology. The training required also reflects the Department’s goal of providing students with the highest level of skills for analyzing social phenomena with scientific rigor, for assessing ideologies of social reform, for comprehending various perspectives on social change, and for searching for designs of programs enhancing people’s welfare. Additionally, the program is a response to the demand for Ph.D. Training in sociology in the Philippines in the face of increasing costs of training abroad and the clamor for professional training in the country. It takes advantage of the presence of a competent faculty in the Ateneo campus and the University’s access to other highly trained individuals outside, the library and other facilities that the University provides, and the Department’s reputation for providing qualified students a high level of professional training towards a degree within an appropriate amount of time. The program should thus be considered an opportunity for the interested and qualified to obtain the necessary training and the formal degree bestowed only on those who have undergone that training. It is for the interested, because only individuals with a genuine interest in and commitment to sociology as a field of study are likely to withstand the demands of the training involved. It is for the qualified, because the rules specified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology must be satisfied both for entrance and graduation in the program. The overlap between the Ph.D. Program in sociology and the Master’s program in cultural anthropology is consistent with the Department’s belief that the interests of sociology and anthropology converge in many important domains, and that applying a combined perspective in analyzing Philippine and Third World issues would be more beneficial than applying a single-disciplined perspective. The Ph.D. In Sociology program thus builds on the current M.A. In Sociology, M.A. In Anthropology, M.S. In Social Development, and M.S. In Applied Sociology and Anthropology programs of the Department.
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The Ateneo de Manila University is a private research university in Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, the Ateneo is the third-oldest university in the Philippines.