PhD Program - 20th Anniversary

This fall marks an important milestone in our history. Twenty years ago, in 1993, the first cohort of Ph.D. students at the Graduate College of Social Work began their journey towards advancing social work research and education. Since that time, the program has become a key component in upholding the mission of the College with a standard of excellence and commitment to social work values. We invite our Ph.D. alumni to join us for any or all of our 20th anniversary events during our yearlong celebration of the accomplishments of the GCSW Ph.D. Program.

To date, the program has conferred 71 doctoral degrees. The graduation average of 5 graduates per year, over the past 3 years is slightly above the national average of 4.7 (CSWE Survey of Graduate Programs, 2011). Among our graduates are locally and nationally recognized experts and leaders in the field. We invite our Ph.D. alumni to attend any or all of the events during our yearlong celebration of the accomplishments of the GCSW Ph.D. Program. (Read more in The Daily Cougar article highlighting our Ph.D. program.)

GCSW Ph.D. Program 20th Anniversary Celebration Events:

  • Cocktail Reception
    Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 6:00-7:00pm
    NASW Texas in Austin, TX:  Hilton Austin, The Finn and Porter Loft Bar
  • Breakfast
    Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 7:30-9:00am
    CSWE in Dallas, TX: Hilton Anatole Dallas
  • Lunch
    Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 12:00-1:15pm
    SSWR in San Antonio, TX: Schilo’s Delicatessen

GCSW Gala and PhD Anniversary Weekend:

  • GCSW Scholarship Gala
    Friday, April 25 2014 @ 6:30pm
    Hotel Zaza, Houston, TX
  • Ph.D. Alumni Reunion
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 11:00am
    UH Graduate College of Social Work Building