Qin Gao, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work

The Doctoral Office at the Columbia School of Social Work is responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic planning of the Doctoral (PhD) Program in recruitment and admissions, as well as curriculum planning and management. A key function of the Doctoral Office is to monitor and support student progress on meeting doctoral program milestones (e.g., comprehensive examinations, dissertation) and successful preparation for the job market. The Doctoral Office also conducts continuous evaluation of Doctoral Program data to identify priority areas in student recruitment, enrollment, retention, and outcomes.