Ph.D. in Social Work

Degree Requirements

Coursework

Ph.D. in Social Work Core Requirements
Course Course Title Credits
SOW 7491 Theoretical Perspectives in Social Work Research 3
SOW 7981 Scientific Communication and Dissemination Practices 3
SOW 7616 Advanced Clinical Practice With Complex Problems 3
SOW 7775 Critical Issues in Social Work 3
SOW 7776 Social Work Educator in the University 3
SOW 7919 Directed Studies in Social Work Research 3
SOW 7980 Dissertation Hours 2

 

Students should expect to take at least 4 additional credit hours either in research or area of strategic emphasis, coursework (see below), or in directed studies or dissertation hours.

Students will also take a minimum of three (3) (9 credit hours) graduate research methods courses offered in the College or University.

Students will also take a minimum of three (3) (9 credit hours) of graduate course work in their area of strategic emphasis offered in the College or University.

Other Requirements:

Students must successfully pass the School of Social Work qualifying exam in order to be admitted into Candidacy.

Qualifying Exam

Successful completion of qualifying examinations at the end of coursework prepares the student for Candidacy.

Dissertation

Successful defense of a dissertation consisting of original Social Work research. Students will take a minimum of 2 dissertation credits hours at the time of their defense.