PhD Members Programs

Saint Louis University

School of Social Work, College for Public Health & Social Justice

The PhD in Social Work at the College for Public Health and Social Justice has a strong interdisciplinary and methodological orientation. This degree provides a strong foundation for an academic career or as a social work research scientist in practice or policy settings. Building on the foundations of required course work each student can develop a plan of study that is intended to provide an educational experience that our faculty feels meets the intellectual and professional requirements for PhD-trained students. These concentrations consist mainly of elected coursework and participation in mentored research. Students will also complete a dissertation project corresponding with student goals.

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University
  • Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Private, Non-Profit
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full or Part-time Enrollment
  • 6-8 Students
  • No
  • 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
  • Family Violence
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans' Issues
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social Welfare Policy

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