PhD Members Programs

Washington University in St. Louis

Brown School of Social Work

For over half a century, the Brown School has prepared social work scholars for impactful careers. Our top-ranked school of social work, groundbreaking programs in public health and public policy, and numerous research centers and institutes within our school and across the university provide extraordinary opportunities for scholarship and integrated learning. We have created a diverse, collaborative and entrepreneurial community with a strong commitment to service and social justice; a community that offers intensive training in social science research methods and teaching, with opportunities for students to impact change all over the world. Students are guided by multidisciplinary faculty who are passionate about providing individualized mentoring and training opportunities to prepare students to address our world’s biggest challenges.  Our curriculum includes 72 credit hours (21 credits are transferrable), two years of full-time coursework, and teaching and research practica. Our program provides a support package of full tuition coverage, generous four-year stipends for living expenses, funds for professional development, and opportunities for paid research and teaching practica. If you are seeking a rigorous, student-centered program that provides hands-on research and teaching experiences in one of the nation’s premier research institutions —then you have found the right doctoral program!

Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Private, Non-Profit
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 9-11 Students
  • Yes
  • 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
  • Disability
  • Family Violence
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Organizations, Management & Administration
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Education
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

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