Ph.D. in Social Work Plans of Study

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Fordham University's GSS is committed to preparing the next generation of social workers to be a leader of change. Our Ph.D. program offers unique opportunities for you to collaborate with faculty in research, training, and educational projects while earning your Ph.D. in Social Work.

The Ph.D. in Social Work program consists of 48 credits of coursework and a dissertation. Students can complete the program in four years. 

The program requires two years of coursework and approximately two years to complete the comprehensive examination requirement, along with the dissertation.