Does the Department accept transfer students into the Ph.D or Combined MSW/Ph.D program?
What are the admission requirements for the Ph.D?
Hold an MSW or a master’s or professional degree in a behavioral science or allied profession. Have an superior academic record. Acceptable results from the GRE exams. Admissions for the Ph.D program are based on a multifaceted evaluation of the applicant’s academic record, test scores, academic references, evidence of scholarly writing, success in professional employment, and the statement of career objectives.
What about financial aid for Ph.D students?
Most Ph.D students receive financial aid. If you are applying for Fellowships the deadline for the Graduate application is December 15th. There are various sources of financial aid for doctoral students, including, tuition waivers, and research and teaching assistantships.
What sort of career will the Ph.D prepare me for?
Most graduates of the Ph.D program take positions as faculty in graduate schools of social welfare, both in this country and abroad, or as researchers and policy analysts in a variety of policy and practice settings. Click here to view current employment of recent Ph.D graduates.
Does the Department offer a part-time Ph.D program?
No. At the moment the program offers only a full time program.
Is there a combined MSW/Ph.D program?
Yes. The Department offers a program whereby an applicant can receive both the MSW and Ph.D degrees. The purpose of this program is to provide an integrated educational program for those exceptionally talented students who want to prepare for careers as researchers and scholars in the field of social welfare.
What are the admission requirements for the MSW/Ph.D program?
Applicants should complete the Ph.D application, and indicate they are interested in the combined MSW/Ph.D program. Applicants should clearly indicate how their academic interests and goals are consistent with the combined program. Applicants should submit all information required for the Ph.D application. ( See Ph.D. Application Checklist  for details)
How many students are admitted to the Combined MSW/Ph.D and Ph.D programs annually? What percentage of applicants are admitted?
The Department admits approximately 10 students to the Combined and Ph.D program each year. This is about 20-25% of those who apply.