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PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare

Developing leadership in social work theory, research, and teaching

phd-bannerOur┬áDoctoral Program offers excellent preparation for careers in social welfare research, policy, and teaching. It features a diverse and talented faculty committed to doctoral education, a strong program of research in a variety of areas of concern to social workers, and a curriculum that prepares social work leaders to make a difference in their communities.The Mandel School doctoral program has attracted students from many countries as well as cities around the U.S. We strive to support students in a variety of ways — academically and personally — by encouraging them to take a multidisciplinary approach to their studies and develop a social and collegial network of friends. As one recent alumna said, “The Mandel School PhD program offers a stimulating and supportive environment where faculty show their commitment to students’ success. I received a solid grounding in the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative research. I especially appreciated the collegial atmosphere and warm, personal tone at the Mandel School.”

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