NEWS

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Torres-Gil on Biden’s Plans for Older Americans

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He calls for an intergenerational framework to shift the focus from the needs of people over 50 and instead see all issues as aging issues.

Cohen on Involuntary Psychiatric Detentions as a Social Justice Issue

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The rate at which Americans are confined against their will under mental health laws has increased dramatically over the past decade.

Ritterbusch Part of International Team of Scholars Studying Child Rights and Well-Being

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UCLA Luskin researcher is principal investigator of the Uganda component of the multi-country project.

IMPORTANT DATES

  1. Social Welfare and Urban Planning PhD Professional Development Series Part 2

    Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Doctoral students are encouraged to attend this professional development series (presented by the departments of Social Welfare and Urban Planning). These three virtual workshops will provide tools to navigate the academic world, answer questions about doctoral expectations, and introduce pedagogical methods. RSVP links below. Session 1: The Academic Job Market & Navigating the Academy  Session […]
  2. Luskin Summit 2021: Called to Action

    Jan 28
    Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California Assembly, kicks off the 2021 Luskin Summit, a series of webinars focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other important public policy issues.
  3. From Ethnography to Ethno-Graphic: Representing the Work of the Police

    Jan 29 @ 10:00 am-11:40 am
    This discussion will be lead by Didier Fassin, who conducted research on police work in poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris. His work focused on the everyday life of the dreaded anti-crime squads, ordinary racial discrimination and the banality of violence. Fassin's lecture will examine their echoes in the public sphere as events involving police abuses continue to unfold.
  4. Social Welfare Ph.D. Open Forum

    Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    The Social Welfare Department is hosting biweekly open forums for PhD students, facilitated by Doctoral Program Chair, Ian Holloway. The second session for Winter Quarter will be held January 29th from 2 –3:30 PM via Zoom. These sessions are opportunities for students to ask questions about any topic related to the Social Welfare Doctoral Program. […]
  5. Social Welfare Ph.D. Open Forum

    Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    The Social Welfare Department is hosting biweekly open forums for PhD students, facilitated by Doctoral Program Chair, Ian Holloway. The fourth session for Winter Quarter will be held February 26th from 2 –3:30 PM via Zoom. These sessions are opportunities for students to ask questions about any topic related to the Social Welfare Doctoral Program. […]

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 December 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