Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Social Work, PhD


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The mission of the PhD program is to prepare students for research, service, and teaching within minority serving institutions.  Particular focus on pedagogy for diverse student populations is emphasized.  The program design is particularly focused on supporting under-represented scholars through research involvement and mentoring. 

The PhD program is an academically rigorous program designed for professionals to earn their PhD in as little as three years full time. The online program requires a one-week summer residency each summer of study. 

Program Mission and Goals


Program Mission: The mission of the PhD program is to prepare students for research, service, and teaching within minority serving institutions.  Particular focus on pedagogy for diverse student populations is emphasized.  The program design is particularly focused on supporting under-represented scholars through research involvement and mentoring. 

Program Goals: The goals of the proposed PhD program are:

  • To provide a rigorous program of work that challenges students to think critically about social work practice, research, and teaching with diverse populations;

  • To provide mentoring and other support to students that enable them to strengthen their professional skills and serve others with competence and respect; and

  • To contribute to the social work profession through the development and transference of practice and evidence-based knowledge and service.

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