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Walden University

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program prepares you to practice at the highest level of the social work field as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today.

Align your studies with your interests by choosing one of eight specializations, such as Addictions and Social Work, Medical Social Work, or Clinical Expertise. Four face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience by giving you the opportunity to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. As a graduate of the online PhD in Social Work program, you can become a lifelong contributor to the profession through research, scholarly writing, and thought leadership. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is a prerequisite for Walden’s PhD in Social Work program.

Walden University
Walden University
  • N/A
  • Private, Non-Profit
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Online Only
  • Full or Part-time Enrollment
  • 12 or more
  • No
  • Yes, there is no cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW required
  • No, but preferred
  • No

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Children & Families
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice
  • Disaster Response
  • Health
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Work Practice