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PhD Members Programs

State University of New York at Stony Brook

School of Social Welfare

The Ph.D. Program in the School of Social Welfare is a policy research degree that focuses on social problem/social welfare issues such as poverty, health, violence, and aging. It operates under the auspices of the Stony Brook University Graduate School and is committed to the School of Social Welfare's mission of social justice. Taking full advantage of the resources of both the Graduate School and the multidisciplinary Health Sciences Center as well as affiliated faculty throughout the University, the program features small classes, a supportive environment for doctoral students, and a rigorous course of study. Upon receipt of this Ph.D., graduates will be well prepared to teach, direct research projects in government and social agencies, and carry out policy analyses in the field of social welfare.

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook, New York
  • Public
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full or Part-time Enrollment
  • 3-5 Students
  • Yes
  • Yes, with a cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW or other master's degree required
  • No
  • No

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Children & Families
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice
  • Family Violence
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans' Issues
  • Organizations, Management & Administration
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Social Welfare Policy

Contacts

Dr. George Leibowitz [email protected] 631.444.6369