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University of California at Berkeley

School of Social Welfare

Berkeley Social Welfare develops doctoral scholars who challenge conventional wisdom and make significant contributions to the field of social welfare and the profession of social work through excellent research, teaching, and service.

Our doctoral graduates are prepared to tackle the most difficult social problems we face, contributing to new knowledge in areas as wide-ranging as poverty, severe mental health, racial and ethnic inequalities, and health. They form a cadre of researchers who are developing new ideas about service systems that can help children, families, and communities to develop and thrive. With over 300 graduates of our doctoral program, our School produces top-notch professors and researchers for some of the best social work schools and policy centers throughout the country and around the globe.

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California
  • Public
  • PhD in Social Welfare
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 3-5 Students
  • Yes
  • Yes, with a cut-off score
  • No, but students without Masters degree must apply to Joint MSW/Doctoral Program
  • No
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Children & Families
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Organizations, Management & Administration
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • School Social Work
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Practice
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

Contacts

Dr. Adrian Aguilera [email protected] 510-642-8564