The University of Chicago, based in Chicago, Illinois offers a fully funded PhD in Sociology. Students ordinarily earn a master’s degree as part of the Ph.D. program. The Sociology curriculum is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to the discipline and opportunities for each student to pursue their particular research interests. The University of Chicago offers most doctoral students competitive funding packages, which cover tuition and student health insurance, as well as a stipend for living expenses and research support. Ph.D. students are funded fully for seven years, many students complete their Ph.D. in year six.