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College of Social Work

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Ph.D. in Social Work

The PhD Program in the College of Social Work develops scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge to drive social change and create a more equitable, just, and inclusive society.

Our Graduates are:

  • Emerging experts in a self-determined specialized substantive area, making unique contributions to knowledge advancement in the pursuit of social change.
  • Skilled in diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, with deep expertise for pursuing the scientific exploration of their specialized substantive area.
  • Equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to teach the next generation of social work practitioners and scholars
  • Productive scholars, with records of scholarly publications, national presentations, and applications for independent research funding

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.