Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)


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PhD Stats

100%
of PhD students receive financial aid guaranteed for three years
94%
of PhD students hold a Graduate Research Position
31%
of PhD students hold a Graduate Teaching Position

Overview

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.

Next application deadline is Jan. 15, 2023

We admit a new PhD cohort every other year. The next cohort applications will open Oct. 1, 2022 to Jan. 15, 2023 for a fall 2023 start date.
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Unique Curricula

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. 

Curriculum
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Research  

Full-time doctoral students are guaranteed three years of financial support, as long as student remains in good standing in the program.

Funding

Support for a Successful Journey

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Individualized Support

One-on-one faculty mentoring and support throughout the program.
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Added Value Opportunities

Students engaged in research, active PhD Student group, numerous opportunities to provide input and help shape and improve school policies and procedures.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Council, RISE, more than 100 events with specific focus on social justice topics, annual DEI end of the year celebrations, culture that acknowledges, supports, and honors diversity.

Learn More

Download the PhD program guide, register to attend a virtual, interactive webinar or ask us a question.
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Social Work is Social Justice

How do you want to make an impact on the world? We support, encourage and collaborate with all of our partners to create change and free the world of injustices.

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