Degree Requirements

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In addition to completing the requirements for a degree in their home departments, JDP students must:

  • Complete 1.5 years of course work, including the yearlong course, “Issues in Inequality and Social Policy,” followed by the one-semester “Advanced Empirical Workshop.”
  • Complete an empirical paper for the “Advanced Empirical Workshop.” (Students may count one of their home department papers toward this requirement.)
  • Complete a general exam in social inequality or social policy. (This requirement applies to Sociology and Population Studies students only; students may count one of their home department exams toward this requirement.)
  • Participate in the Monday lecture series, “Dilemmas of Inequality,” held each fall.