What is the GPA requirement for the Ph.D. Program?
What is the minimum GRE score requirement? What is the average score of student entering the program?
Do you have funding for Ph.D. students?
Can any of the degrees be completed online?
What is the deadline to apply? Can someone apply late?
What’s the fee to apply?
How can I learn more about the program?
How long does the program take to complete?
Can you apply to the Ph.D. Program without an MSW? If so, what types of degrees are acceptable or desirable?
Do you have a dual MSW/Ph.D. Program?
How do I find out about the status of my application once I apply?
How many students are in the program?
It is required that you have a master’s degree GPA of 3.5 and an undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours.
We do not have a minimum score requirement, however we find that scores at or above 1,000 (on the old GRE score scale); or 297 (on the new GRE score scale) to be competitive.
Research assistantships, fellowships, and/or partial tuition assistance are usually available to most full-time Ph.D. students. Scholarships are also awarded based upon the funding availability, student qualifications, and research interests. In general, no guarantees can be made for multiple-year support.
Currently the Ph.D. Program does not offer on-line courses nor has an online program.
January 15th is our application deadline date. Therefore, all application materials must be received no later than January 15th. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. You are encouraged to begin the application process early.
There is a $100 non-refundable application fee.
Doctoral course work consists of 39 credit hours plus an additional 9 credit hours of dissertation research. The program is designed so that full time students can complete all of their course work in two years.
While our preference is for applicants to have a MSW, we will consider applicants who have education/experience in human services or the social and behavioral sciences.
Yes, the Graduate College of Social Work offers a dual program to obtain the M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees.
The program has around 30 students in various stages of enrollment. Each fall we have space for a cohort of 6 to 8 students.