Collaborate with renowned experts and tranform lives.
Through a rigorous curriculum, real-world research experience, and individualized mentoring by world-renowned scholars, KUSSW Doctoral Program graduates develop the knowledge and skills to dive discovery and advance the field of social work. After graduation, KUSSW PhD alumni secure employment in universities and colleges, research institutes, and as leaders in the field of social work. In essence, by embarking on lives dedicated to driving discovery and advancing knowledge, KUSSW Doctoral Program graduates rededicate themselves to transforming lives
The goal of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare doctoral program is to prepare students to become leaders nationally and internationally in advancing social work practice and policy through research, teaching and scholarship. Our students graduate from the program with the critical knowledge and skills they need to become innovative stewards of the discipline who generate and disseminate knowledge as researchers, scholars and educators.