Ph.D. in Social Work
Established in 1946, our program is one of the oldest in the United States, and develops a mentoring partnership between nationally prominent faculty and students to promote knowledge and skills in theory development and community-based research.
Our graduates include internationally recognized scholars in diverse areas of study. Alumni go on to faculty and academic leadership roles in schools of social work around the world, as well as agency and program directors, and high-level servants in federal, state, and local government agencies.
- Recent dissertation titles
- Where our graduates work
- Biographies of current students
- CVs of Ph.D. candidates, 2017-2018 (PDF).
Ph.D. Information Sessions
This fall, we are offering information sessions in-person and online. Please join us to learn more about our Ph.D. program, curriculum, research opportunities, and the admissions process. You'll have an opportunity to meet current Ph.D. students and some of our faculty members.
Newly Added In-person Session
Michael Lee receives his doctoral hood at the School of Social Work Recognition Ceremony.
Scholarship, research, and teaching which contribute to the knowledge base of social work and foster a just, nurturing, inclusive society.