Our PhD in Social Work ProgramThe Columbia School of Social Work’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program has produced many of the world’s most influential leaders in social work and social welfare scholarship since its inception in 1950. The program is offered by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and administered by the School of Social Work. It prepares candidates for careers as researchers, scholars and educators. Doctoral students can choose from three concentrations:
- Advanced Practice
- Social Policy and Policy Analysis
- Social Policy and Administration (currently not accepting new applications)
PhD Program ResourcesThe deadline for the Fall 2024 PhD Program admissions process is December 15th, 2023. **The GRE is not currently required to be considered for admission.** If you are interested in learning more, you are welcome to review the presentation slides used in our recent PhD Program Information Session. The 2023–2024 PhD Candidates Booklet outlines the topics current PhD candidates are working on.
Questions? Head to our FAQ page or contact Director of Administration Jessica Troiano (firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-851-2389) or the Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, Dr. Qin Gao (email@example.com; 212-851-2227).
Are you a current PhD student at Columbia School of Social Work? For notices on upcoming events and job opportunities, check out our CourseWorks site.