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College of Social Work

Hamilton Exterior

Ph.D. Open House

The College of Social Work will host a Ph.D. Open House for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The event will be held in Hamilton College, Room 322. Please complete the form below by Oct. 10, 2018 to RSVP. 


Time Description

9:30 a.m.


and networking


9:30-9:45 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks

9:45-10:15 a.m.


Why a Ph.D. in social work? Why at USC?

  • Scholarship and social work’s professional mission
  • What makes our program unique: Preparing scholars for leadership in transdisciplinary, community-engaged research

10:15-11 a.m.

Meet our Faculty

  • What do our faculty study?
  • How can doctoral students be involved?

11-11:15 a.m.


11:15-11:45 a.m.

Current student perspectives

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

What are we looking for? Understanding the application process

12-12:30 p.m.

What do you still need to know? Question and answer session