Boston College School of Social Work is home to a highly productive community of scholars whose research advances the field of social welfare and the practice of social work. We nurture independence and original thinking to that help students craft innovative research and constructive policy agendas for social change. Students develop expertise in: 1) A Substantive Area of Social Work; 2) A Social or Behavioral Science; 3) Research Methods; 4) Teaching Methods; and 5) Communication Skills.
Boston College School of Social Work offers three separate PhD curriculums:
PhD in Social Work: The curriculum plan for the PhD in Social Work is designed to prepare doctoral students with both the training and expertise to be the very best teachers, scholars, and researchers.
MSW/PhD Program in Social Work: The combined MSW/PhD Program curriculum allows students work toward both degrees simultaneously and finish in significantly less time than it takes to pursue each separately.
PhD in Social Welfare: The PhD in Social Welfare provides students from partner universities in Latin America the ability to combine the strengths of the Boston College School of Social Work and those of their home institutions.