PhD Members Programs

Jackson State University

School of Social Work

The PhD Program at Jackson State University consists of 51 credits (minimum) hours. It is organized around three major components: core curriculum, electives, and dissertation. The core curriculum consists of courses on the history and philosophy of social welfare, social and behavioral science theory, social work knowledge building, research methodology, statistics, social work education, and proposal development for dissertation. Our mission is to prepare students for leaders as social work educators and scholars who will advance knowledge about social welfare and social work practice to assist in resolving urban and rural issues facing children, families, organizations, communities, and the global society.

Jackson State University
Jackson State University
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Public
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 6-8 Students
  • Yes
  • Yes, with a cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW or other master's degree required
  • No, but preferred
  • No

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
  • Disaster Response
  • Family Violence
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • 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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