Building on our strong structurally oriented Master of Social Work program that emphasizes critical analysis of policy and practices, the PhD: Social Work focuses on social work, social welfare and social justice. It is designed to support scholarship that builds on the structural approach and aims to redress social inequities and advance social justice.

PhD students develop the critical skills and knowledge to tackle pressing social issues by drawing on current and emerging critical social work scholarship as well as perspectives from related areas of study. These objectives are met through a combination of course work and independent study and research.

Our PhD: Social Work  program requires full time enrollment and an interest in working with structural approaches to social work. It is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research and leadership in the fields of social work and social welfare.

For a complete description about the program and to view a listing of courses required, please visit the Official Graduate Calendar.