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PhD Programs in Social Work in North America 2022

A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor. Social work programs concentrate on teaching students how to help others in need through community programs, counseling sessions, and support groups. Social workers may spend their time helping families escape the cycle of poverty, supporti… Read more

A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

Social work programs concentrate on teaching students how to help others in need through community programs, counseling sessions, and support groups. Social workers may spend their time helping families escape the cycle of poverty, supporting individuals as they free themselves of addiction, or counseling people who suffer from mental illness.

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The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, USA

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social ... +

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social welfare scholarship. The program is designed to deepen students' mastery of both social science theory and research methods so that they are prepared to contribute to scholarly knowledge in innovative ways. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The goal of this program is to educate counselors who are also researchers capable of independent and collaborative research. As researchers, they will be able to contribute t ... +

The goal of this program is to educate counselors who are also researchers capable of independent and collaborative research. As researchers, they will be able to contribute to the knowledge base that informs counseling and spirituality. -
PhD
Full-time
6 years
English, French
Campus
 
Christian Leadership University
Orlando, USA

Are you confident that you are ministering to the deep heart needs of your clients, or do you sometimes feel like you are just putting on Band-Aids to cover festering wounds? ... +

Are you confident that you are ministering to the deep heart needs of your clients, or do you sometimes feel like you are just putting on Band-Aids to cover festering wounds? Wouldn’t you like to know that your clients have been cleansed and healed by experiencing the loving touch and compassionate words of the Wonderful Counselor Who alone can touch those deepest places within? If so, then a Doctoral Degree in Christian Counseling from Christian Leadership University is exactly what you’ve been searching for. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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American International Theism University
Englewood, USA

American International Theism University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degrees in up to thr ... +

American International Theism University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degrees in up to three years. Each course offers six credit hours and lasts for six weeks. Let your hard work and dedication pay off by achieving your degree in half the time. Enrollment is open, and students may begin the program at any time. All courses take place in classrooms, with a faculty member that provides one-to-one mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, which offers links to subject-related websites, libraries, articles, and research assistance. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

In the 48-credit-hour program, students are prepared for positions in academia where they can teach and, most importantly, continue advancing research in the social work field ... +

In the 48-credit-hour program, students are prepared for positions in academia where they can teach and, most importantly, continue advancing research in the social work field. The curriculum focuses on research, statistical analysis, and theory and emphasizes a strong. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
English
Dec 2022
Campus
 
St. Marcos Theology University
Miami, USA

St Marcos Theology University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degree in one year. Let your ha ... +

St Marcos Theology University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degree in one year. Let your hard work and dedication pay off by achieving your degree in half of the time. -
PhD
Part-time
English
Online
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Campus
 
Florida State University - Department of Family and Child Sciences
Tallahassee, USA

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational intervention ... +

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational interventions for today’s diverse families through the engagement in programmatic research and advanced clinical preparation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Education
Kansas City, USA

The Counseling Psychology program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) promotes equity, pluralism, and social justice through student training and education, resea ... +

The Counseling Psychology program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) promotes equity, pluralism, and social justice through student training and education, research, and practice. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
Point Park University Online
Pittsburgh, USA

Point Park University's low-residency doctorate in community engagement is a unique social lab designed for working professionals who want to improve their effectiveness as le ... +

Point Park University's low-residency doctorate in community engagement is a unique social lab designed for working professionals who want to improve their effectiveness as leaders while gaining a broad understanding of public policy, program development, community psychology, and best practices in leadership and engagement. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Waco, USA

Baylor's PhD program is designed to develop leaders and educators who can lead visionary social work education or service programs and conduct original research addressing our ... +

Baylor's PhD program is designed to develop leaders and educators who can lead visionary social work education or service programs and conduct original research addressing our world's complex social issues. The program provides a distinctive focus on integrating religion and faith with the ethics, values, and practices of the social work profession. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Online
 
University of South Carolina College of Social Work
Columbia, USA

Earning a Ph.D. in social work at the University of South Carolina will prepare you to provide leadership for social change by conducting transdisciplinary, community-engaged ... +

Earning a Ph.D. in social work at the University of South Carolina will prepare you to provide leadership for social change by conducting transdisciplinary, community-engaged research into key issues and educating the next generation of social workers. The College of Social Work’s Ph.D. program is a rigorous program that combines two and one-half years of coursework with transdisciplinary scholarship. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
Minneapolis, USA

Established in 1946, our program is one of the oldest in the United States. It develops a mentoring partnership between nationally prominent faculty and students to promote kn ... +

Established in 1946, our program is one of the oldest in the United States. It develops a mentoring partnership between nationally prominent faculty and students to promote knowledge and skills in theory development and community-based research. Our faculty's research productivity was ranked 20th out of 76 U.S. social work doctoral programs in a recent study. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, USA

The Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work equips students with tangible skills to use rigorous scientific methods to develop a ... +

The Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work equips students with tangible skills to use rigorous scientific methods to develop and disseminate knowledge, teach the next generation of social workers, and serve their communities. -
PhD
English
 
University of Georgia
Athens, USA

Since 1990 our doctoral program has produced thought leaders in academic, public and private settings who address persistent and emerging inequities through socially just rese ... +

Since 1990 our doctoral program has produced thought leaders in academic, public and private settings who address persistent and emerging inequities through socially just research. -
PhD
English