Founded in 1990, the University of Georgia School of Social Work Ph.D. Program has produced graduates who have gone on to assume academic, research, or administrative positions nationally and globally. The mission of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia is to prepare culturally responsive practitioners and scholars to be leaders in addressing social problems and promoting social justice, locally and globally, through teaching, research, and service. Informed by this mission, as nested in the larger University mission as a public land- and sea-grant institution, the Ph.D. program emphasizes the impact of research on social work education, practice, and local and global society. With this, the Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia prepares future social work scholars to situate their teaching and research in history, philosophy, and theories of social work and social welfare, with two-fold emphasis: (1) producing scholars who can work interdisciplinarily through an epistemologically diverse, research-intensive program of study, and (2) producing social work educators through instructional and mentored experiential learning opportunities.
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