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 Resources
The deadline for the Fall 2021 PhD Program admissions process is December 15th, 2020. **NOTE: The GRE requirement is suspended for the Fall 2021 application cycle.**
If you are interested in learning more, the 2020–2021 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 doctoral program chair, Dr. Carmela Alcántara (email@example.com; 212-851-2187).
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.