PhD in Social Work

PD students


We are committed to training the next generation of scholars in social work, whose research will inform policy and practice addressing society’s most pressing problems. 

Doctoral education in Social Work prepares students for leadership roles in social work research, social work education, social policy, planning, and administration. We provide students with advanced academic training that will allow them to contribute to the knowledge base of our profession. 

Our faculty includes nationally recognized leaders in every area of social work practice and research, and we take a hands-on, supportive approach to doctoral education. 

The doctoral program is open to applicants who have demonstrated intellectual capacity, critical thinking skills, and potential for research and scholarship.

Please visit our PhD Admissions webpage for admissions-related information.