The PhD in Social Welfare is a highly flexible interdisciplinary degree program that prepares graduates to be independent social work researchers and scholars. Our PhD students benefit from a small-by-design program that facilitates meaningful connections with peers and mentors. Students engage with our diverse, dedicated and growing faculty, with particular expertise in trauma, veterans' issues, aging, social policy, and refugee and immigrant communities. Further, students receive stable, generous funding through assistantships and scholarship programs.
Applicants must have a master's degree in social work (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program or international equivalent.
This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).
Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.
** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.