PhD Members Programs

Arizona State University

School of Social Work

Our doctoral program, located in the scenic Southwest, prepares aspiring scholars for academic careers. We offer an individualized program of study that seeks to nurture and build students’ curiosity and creativity in pursuit of their intellectual passions. Our inter-disciplinary curriculum offers a unique degree of intimacy and breadth of choice. A core set of foundational classes are taught by world-class social work scholars. These small classes are supplemented by classes drawn from other graduate programs across Arizona State University, the largest, most innovative research university in the nation. The advanced interdisciplinary study equips our students with the skills needed to succeed. We are one of the few programs in the country to offer courses and practice in both research and teaching. Our faculty is one of the most diverse and well-published in the nation. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors in their respective research projects which, in turn, provides a forum for professional development and academic socialization. Indeed, our students regularly publish in professional journals, present at national conferences, and obtain external funding. As a result, they enter the academic job market with highly competitive track records.

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  • Pheonix, Arizona
  • Public
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 3-5 Students
  • Yes
  • Yes, with a cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW required
  • No, but preferred
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Children & Families
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice
  • Disability
  • Family Violence
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans' Issues
  • Organizations, Management & Administration
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Rural Social Work
  • School Social Work
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Practice
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

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