Ph.D. in Social Work Program Earn your doctorate in Social Work
As full members of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education, the School of Social Work believes the purpose of the Ph.D. in social work is to prepare students to be scholars who function as “stewards of the discipline.”
Our program offers
- Forward-thinking approaches to professional education, addressing critical social issues, and transforming professional practice and social policy
- Interdisciplinary training and collaboration opportunities to enhance health and well-being across local and global community systems
- Flexible full-time and part-time programs of study
Each student works closely with their adviser and graduate committee to develop their own learning agenda and dissertation proposal. The student’s background, experience, personal schedule, and learning goals are considered when developing the program of study.
CSU’s Social Work doctoral program is part of the WICHE/Western Regional Graduate Program exchange.
Learn more about how you can tailor your program to fit your research and career interests.
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Interdisciplinary Research Centers
You will have the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary research centers during your doctoral tenure.