I have been accepted to both sociology and planning PhD Programs. I am having a hard time....deciding which one I should choose. I got my undergraduate degree in architecture and just finished my masters urban planning degree. My goal has been to pursue a career as a professor.
My biggest concern with planning is that only a few universities have planning programs and the job openings are pretty rare. If I couldn't get a job at the planning school, I might have to teach urban studies or geography at a liberal arts college that doesn't have any appropriate academic home - then I might have trouble getting a tenure. With sociology degree, I think I could apply to several open positions and opt to teach at a community college nonetheless.
I am equally passionate about both fields. Although I am getting bigger amount of stipends from planning program, should I choose sociology over urban planning for future job opportunities?
Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks.