Sociology & Social Work
The Interdisciplinary PhD in Sociology and Social Work is a doctoral program of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with the School of Social Work. Admission is open to those who hold a Master of Social Work degree or a master’s degree from an allied discipline or profession and who have professional experience related to the objectives of social work. The primary purpose of the program is to prepare researchers and scholars of social work who will assume leadership positions in universities, government, and social welfare agencies.
The faculty of the School of Social Work have numerous funded projects to support doctoral Research Assistants. Teaching Assistant positions are also available in the second year of study and beyond. Teaching colloquia are offered within the School for faculty and doctoral students to discuss teaching strategies, dilemmas, and contemporary challenges. Graduate students may also benefit from many institutional resources for learning at Boston University including: the Institute for Geriatric Social Work, the Center for Addictions Research and Services, and the Center for Anxiety Related Disorders.