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 their special area(s) of interest under the guidance of their advisor and committee.

Learn more about the Ph.D. in Social Work on the School of Social Work website.

Effective Fall 2019

Research Methods
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
EDRM 704Qualitative Research3
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
STAT 512Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II4
Social Work Content
SOWK 701Contemporary Issues in Social Work3
SOWK 702Social Welfare Policy3
SOWK 703Pedagogical Approaches in Social Work3
SOWK 704Theory for Applied Social Sciences3
SOWK 705Systematic Research for Scientific Inquiry3
Electives9
Selected with approval of committee. At least 3 credits must be graduate level research methods.
SOWK 799Dissertation12-15
Master's Degree Credit30
Program Total Credits:80-83

 A minimum of 80 credits are required to complete this program. 50 credits of post-master's work are required.