Masters/PhD in Rural & Natural Resource Sociology (Utah State University)

Utah State continues its long-standing reputation as a leader in rural and natural resource sociology and welcome applications from prospective graduate students. They offer both Masters and PhD degrees in Sociology and a great location in the US Mountain West. More information about our program and faculty can be found at Graduate Applications are Due February 1.

Current faculty interests and projects in rural and natural resource sociology:

  • Dr. Eddy Berry (Migration, demographic change, and rural health aging)
  • Dr. Steven Daniels (Environmental conflict resolution and community development)
  • Dr. Courtney Flint (Rural-to-urban community water risks and adaptive capacity; developing a global mountain community observatory; human-nature relationships and landscape governance)
  • Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith (Social aspects of urban water use and water systems; farmer adoption of environmental innovations; spatial analysis and applications of GIS to social science questions)
  • Dr. Richard Krannich (Social consequences of utility-scale renewable energy development; implications of amenity-based growth for community and social well-being; socio-economic linkages to public lands and resources)
  • Dr. Peggy Petrzelka (Social and environmental impacts of increasing female landownership of agricultural land; social and environment impacts of absentee landownership of agricultural land;social impacts of hydraulic fracturing)

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