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Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Program

Our Ph.D. program prepares advanced clinical scholars and practitioners to contribute to knowledge about clinical social work theory and practice.

Our students are trained to be leaders in education, research and scholarship, as well as clinical supervisors, consultants and advanced practitioners.   

You will find graduates of our Ph.D. program among the faculty of social work schools across the U.S. and abroad. They are some of today's leading clinical social work practitioners and scholars.

In our Ph.D. program, you will:

  • Prepare to contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge about clinical social work practice.

  • Learn to design and undertake research and scholarship on clinical practice.

  • Advance your capacity for critical thinking in relation to the knowledge, values and skills relevant to the practice of clinical social work and research on clinical practice.

  • Refine and further develop your clinical skills in order to achieve and conceptualize an advanced level of clinical and research competence.

  • Hone leadership skills that will help you promote the social work profession’s commitment to social justice and to serving diverse, vulnerable and oppressed populations.