PhD Program

Join the next generation of social work leaders and scholars.

Welcome to admissions for the PhD in Social Work program in Social Work at Boston University! Building upon BU School of Social Work’s robust commitment to social justice and empowerment of historically marginalized populations, our doctoral program provides training in the theory, research methods, and values of the social work profession necessary to solve urgent human and societal problems.

Our students’ work reflects the interdisciplinary nature of our program and individualized course of study. Interested in learning more? Explore our curriculum and funding package. Ready to apply? Read about the admissions process, familiarize yourself with the deadline, then start your online application!


The application for Fall 2024 entry is now closed. Be sure to check back in September 2024 for our Fall 2025 application cycle.



For further information about the PhD program, request information below or contact Daniel P. Miller, Director of the PhD Program in Social Work, at

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