The PhD in Social Work offers an interdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on advanced research methods and statistics. The program requires 47 credit hours excluding dissertation.
|Foundational Courses||Credit hours|
|Colloquium on Social Work Education and Research||2|
|Theories of Social Work: From Conceptualization to Application||3|
|Three foundational seminars in research methods:|
> Research Methods I: Quantitative Methods
> Research Methods in Minoritized Populations
> Research Methods III: Qualitative Methods
|Two foundational seminars in quantitative data analysis:|
> Quantitative Data Analysis I
> Quantitative Data Analysis II
|Pedagogy in Social Work||3|
|Specialization Area Seminar||3|
|Research practicum or one advanced research methods course or one advanced statistical methods course||3|
|One advanced research methods course or one advanced|
statistical methods course
|Writing practicum or one elective||3|
|Four additional electives of the student’s choosing||12|
Typical Progress for Full-time Students
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