PhD Members Programs

Howard University

School of Social Work

The Ph.D. Program in social work is research oriented and interdisciplinary in nature It prepares graduates for leadership positions in the profession and for careers such as social work researchers, educators and senior level administrators. The program is designed to challenge students to reach their full potential. Specialization areas include Family and Community Resilience, Health and Mental Health, and International Development. Our program provides a focused student learning process with a knowledgeable and caring faculty. Students are challenged to grow as scholars and encouraged to use their experience as social workers to be exceptional in their scientific inquiry and examination. Our program prepares students to view themselves as global citizens rooted in the strengths perspective and a celebration of diversity — all principles of the Black Perspective which is the guiding philosophy of the School of Social Work. While we treasure the Howard legacy of innovative and pioneering scholarship, we are fully committed to investing in a new generation of scholars that are prepared to further this legacy.

Howard University
Howard University
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Private, Non-Profit
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 9-11 Students
  • No
  • Yes, there is no cut-off score
  • No, but students without Masters degree must apply to Joint MSW/Doctoral Program
  • No
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice
  • Disability
  • Family Violence
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Work Practice
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

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