The UW School of Social Work doctoral program stands out among advanced social welfare programs by offering an array of academic resources available at one of the nation’s premier research universities. Transdisciplinary opportunities and faculty mentorship enrich the learning experience and help to shape a viable career path in social justice teaching, research or public service. It’s one of the key reasons our graduates find work in highly regarded social work programs throughout the country.

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About the PhD Program

Read program director Roberto Orellana's vision for delivering a world-class advanced degree in social welfare.

About the Program

PhD Degree Requirements

Find out what you need to know about required and elective courses as well as additional course expectations.

PhD Requirements