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.
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