Ph.D. Program in Social Work

Since 1937, the Boston University School of Social Work has educated social workers to develop the requisite skills and knowledge to further social and economic justice in vulnerable populations in local and global environments. Recently, restructured to strengthen our commitment to interdisciplinary research and practice, the PhD in Social Work program is able to utilize the rich resources available within a major research university.

The PhD Program in Social Work at Boston University aims to prepare the next generation of social work and social welfare scholars and leaders to address the complex social challenges of the century. Building upon the School’s robust commitment to social justice and empowerment of historically marginalized populations, the PhD program provides rigorous training in the theory, research methods, and values of the social work profession necessary to solve urgent human and societal problems. The program offers a rich educational foundation for future social work leaders in the academy, as well as the practice and policy arenas.

Interested applicants should review the information and admissions materials provided in the right sidebar before proceeding to the application.

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