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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 PhD program offers unique opportunities for you to collaborate with faculty in research, training, and educational projects while earning your PhD in Social Work.

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.

Students must identify an area of study in which to specialize - social policy or social work practice. Each area of specialization consists of courses focusing on the specialization in social policy or social work practice after foundation courses are completed.