How many students are typically enrolled in the program, and what kinds of backgrounds do they have?
Around 65 students are enrolled in the Ph.D. program. The average age of students in the program is mid-30s. Nearly 70 percent of the class is female. One quarter of the class consists of international students, from countries ranging from Azerbaijan to Colombia to China Forty percent of the class consists of African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics. While the majority of students have a master’s in social work, many others have master’s degrees in related disciplines such as economics, education and public policy.