A Social Work PhD degree offers curriculum to produce advanced clinicians and scholars within the field of social work. Social Work PhD programs prepare candidates for leadership positions in social work education and practice.
Social Work PhD programs are based around the concepts of clinical social work, research, public policy issues, and advanced clinical competence. Curriculum often includes coursework, teaching, internship, research, and a dissertation. The approach taken for a Social Work PhD is often multicultural, involving ideas of social justice, and is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories from other disciplines that are relevant to social work. Candidates must have strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze social problems and interventions, while maintaining a strong ethical code.
If you are passionate about helping people overcome adversity, then a Social Work PhD may be the program for you! Scroll through the options below and find out!
International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
The primary mission of the educational programmes in Social Work is consistent with the mission of the profession: to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic hum
Instructional Philosophy and Mission
The primary mission of the educational programmes in Social Work is consistent with the mission of the profession: to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. The Social Work Doctoral Programme philosophy at IUGS reflects this mission. A historic and defining feature of Social Work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to Social Work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to and address problems in living....
The Doctoral programme entails a substantial piece of independent research that contributes something new to theory or practice in the field of social work.
The Doctoral programme entails a substantial piece of independent research that contributes something new to theory or practice in the field of social work. The programme assists you in becoming an expert in a particular facet of social work. We have four Doctoral supervisors with a diverse range of expertise, including clinical social work, community development, developmental research, econometrics, gender-based violence management, occupational social work, poverty, resilience, social development, social policy, social security and youth transitions.
The supervisors have recognized expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and are committed to rigor and excellence....
The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of counselors who facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations th
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Counseling – 90 credits
The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of counselors who facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments.
CC7434 Abortion Counseling
CC7517 Counseling for Families of Children with Disabilities & Disorders
CC7524 Federal and State Law in Counseling/Social Work Part II
CC7534 Counseling for Sexual Disorders
CC7565 Modern Psychotherapies
CC7569 Marriage Therapy
CC7580 Behavioral Research
CC7589 Counseling the Sexually Abused
CC7614 Counseling for Juvenile Delinquency
CC8574 Theological Dimensions of Christian Counseling
CC8615 Teen Suicide
CH7037 Assessment for Excellence
CH8043 Spiritual Intelligence
PS8307 Disorders: Stress, Phobias, Neurosis, Anxiety, Suicide, Alzheimer’s Disease
PS8310 Developmental Psychology
PS8446 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
SW8208 Social Planning
IN7601 Scientific Investigation: Theory
IN7602 Scientific Investigation: Project
IN8603 Dissertation: Research
IN8604 Dissertation: Writing
IN8605 Dissertation: Defense
Electives (3) – 9 credits