PhD Program

We seek doctoral students with a passion for community-engaged research, and we prepare them to be social work scientists, educators, scholars, and leaders in the field.

We know that selecting a graduate school is one of the most important decisions you will make. Here are a few reasons why you may want to join the Steve Hicks School of Social Work PhD Program:

  • Four years of competitive funding, including fellowships, health insurance, stipends and tuition reimbursement benefits
  • Mentorship from nationally and internationally highly acclaimed faculty leaders
  • Collaborative culture between students and faculty
  • Research opportunities with individual faculty members, nine social work research institutes, and the Dell Medical School
  • Career services and coaching specifically geared to social work doctoral students̴
  • Pedagogical opportunities including teaching own course
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on advanced research methods and statistics

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