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PhD in Social Work Plans of Study

The PhD in Social Work program consists of 48 credits of coursework and a dissertation.

  • Full-time students can complete all coursework in two academic years.
  • Part-time students complete their courses in three to four academic years.

Social Study

First Year
Fall

  • SWGS 7004 - Philosophy of Science
  • SWGS 7007 - The Evidence Base for Social Work Practice
  • SWGS 7700 - Observational Research Methods
  • SWGS 7012 - Statistics 1
  • SWGS 7011 - Statistics 1 Lab

Spring

  • SWGS 7781 - Poverty, Race, and the Disenfranchised
  • SWGS 7605 - Social Work Education
  • SWGS 7710 - Experimental and Quasiexperimental Design
  • SWGS 7002 - Statistics 2
  • SWGS 7013 - Statistics 2 Lab

Second Year
Fall

  • SWGS 7783 - Seminar in Policy Analysis
  • SWGS 7720 - Measurement: Quantitative and Qualitative Applications
  • SWGS 7791 - Advanced Seminar 1
  • SWGS 7792 - Advanced Seminar 2
  • Elective 1
  • SWGS 7800 - Research Practicum

Spring

  • SWGS 7782 - Implementation of Social Policy
  • SWGS 7730 - Data Management and Analysis
    or
    SWGS 7003 - Qualitative Research
  • SWGS 7792 - Advanced Seminar 2 (cont’d)
  • SWGS 7793 - Advanced Seminar 3
  • Elective 2
  • SWGS 7801 - Teaching Practicum

Social Work Practice

First Year
Fall

  • SWGS 7004 - Philosophy of Science
  • SWGS 7007 - The Evidence Base for Social Work Practice
  • SWGS 7700 - Observational Research Methods
  • SWGS 7012 - Statistics 1
  • SWGS 7011 - Statistics 1 Lab

Spring

  • SWGS 7781 - Poverty, Race, and the Disenfranchised
  • SWGS 7605 - Social Work Education
  • SWGS 7710 - Experimental and Quasiexperimental Design
  • SWGS 7002 - Statistics 2
  • SWGS 7013 - Statistics 2 Lab

2nd Year
Fall

  • SWGS 7008 - Seminar in Family and Group Work Theory and Research
  • SWGS 7720 - Measurement: Quantitative and Qualitative Applications
  • SWGS 7791 - Advanced Seminar 1
  • SWGS 7792 - Advanced Seminar 2
  • Elective 1
  • SWGS 7800 - Research Practicum

Spring

  • SWGS 7005 - Theories of Social Work Practice
  • SWGS 7730 - Data Management and Analysis
    or
    SWGS 7003 - Qualitative Research
  • SWGS 7792 - Advanced Seminar 2 (cont’d)
  • SWGS 7793 - Advanced Seminar 3
  • Elective 2
  • SWGS 7801 - Teaching Practicum