Ph.D. Program

Leadership and Policy Ph.D. Program

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Work prepares individuals for careers in teaching, research, social policy analysis, human service management, and organizational development. The program seeks to increase the number of African -American and other underrepresented ethnic minority social work leaders at the doctoral level.

The purpose of the program is to implement a set interdisciplinary teaching and learning experiences that will lead to the development of competent and motivated leaders in the global human enterprise. The program provides educational content in two areas:

1) Core courses in social policy, human service management/administration, organizational development, and research methods and statistics

2) Courses in a cognate area that students select from the graduate schools within the University include the School of Business Administration, Education, Arts and Sciences.