The curriculum leading to the Ph.D. in Social Work combines a core curriculum in social work with outside coursework drawn from related disciplines, and includes thorough training in research methodology and data analysis. The curriculum allows the student reasonable flexibility in tailoring programs of study to his or her special area(s) of interest under the guidance of their advisor and committee.

Effective Spring 2012

Research Methods
EDRM 700Quantitative Research Methods3
EDRM 704Qualitative Research3
Select three courses from the following:9
Applied Linear Models-Educational Research
Foundations of Educational Research
Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis
Analysis of Variance--Education Research
Quantitative Data Collection Methods/Analysis
Narrative Inquiry
Ethnographic Research
Seminar: Research Methodology
Seminar: Proposal Development
Research Practicum
Social Work Content
SOWK 701Contemporary Issues-Social Work Education3
SOWK 702Social Welfare Policies in Selected Countries3
SOWK 703Theoretical Analysis of Social Work Practice3
SOWK 704Theoretical Foundations of Social Work3
SOWK 784Supervised College Teaching6
SOWK 792SeminarVar
Nine credits to be selected with approval of committee from the following departments: Economics, Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science.9
SOWK 799Dissertation12-15
Master Degree Credit
Master Degree Credit 130
Program Total Credits:87-90

 A minimum of 87 credits are required to complete this program.