ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Leap Awarded UCLA's Highest Honor for Teaching

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Social welfare adjunct professor is recognized for an engaging teaching style that motivates students to social engagement and social consciousness.

2019-2020 Doctoral Handbook now online!

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The 2019-2020 doctoral student handbook and the updated overview of the doctoral curriculum have been added to the Luskin website.

Save the Date: PhD Information Session 10/17

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Learn more about the doctoral program in Social Welfare in person or online.

Check out our Opportunities List!

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Academic jobs, seminars, postdocs, and more!

IMPORTANT DATES

  1. Social Welfare PhD Student Forum

    Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Let your voice be heard at the Social Welfare PhD Student Forum on Wednesday, December 11, 2019!
  2. The Writing Process

    Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Doctoral Student Professional Development Series: Faculty and staff discuss a variety of writing strategies and how to overcome writing barriers
  3. Networking- Branding Yourself and Your Work

    May 12 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Doctoral Student Professional Development Series: Networking- Branding Yourself and Your Work

CURRICULUM AND FORMS

YEAR 1

Coursework

Fall Quarter: SW 229A, SW 249A, SW 284A, Statistics course

Winter Quarter: SW 229B, SW 249B, SW 284B, Statistics course

Spring Quarter: SW 229C, SW 249C, SW 284C, Outside course (Statistics or other), oral comprehensive exam preparation (independent study) if desired

Milestones

File Individualized Development Plan by May 30

File annual Progress Report by May 30

Pass Oral Comprehensive Exam in June (scheduled in spring quarter)

YEAR 2

Coursework

Fall Quarter: Social & Behavioral Science course, SW 286C, advanced statistics or advanced research methods

Winter Quarter: Social & Behavioral Science course, SW 286C, advanced statistics or advanced research methods

Spring Quarter: Social & Behavioral Science course, SW 286C, advanced statistics or advanced research methods

Milestones

The first deadline to submit your written exam (publishable paper) is September 15.

Note: Faculty evaluate the publishable paper using this form.

File Mentored Research Project Plan by October 15.

File Study Plan by December 1.

File annual Progress Report by May 30.

File Mentored Research Project Report by June 1.

YEAR 3

Coursework

Fall Quarter: SW 596B

Winter and Spring Quarters: SW 596B, SW 258

Milestones

The last deadline to submit your written exam (publishable paper) is May 15.

Note: Faculty evaluate the publishable paper using this form.

File annual Progress Report by May 30.

YEAR 4 and BEYOND

Coursework

SW 599

Milestones

File annual Progress Report by May 30.

TBA: Constitute Dissertation Committee

TBA: Defend Dissertation Proposal/File Advancement to Candidacy Form

TBA: Schedule and Defend Dissertation