For questions about the Social Welfare doctoral programs contact Professor Steve McMurtry: firstname.lastname@example.org OR 414-229-2249.
The goals and objectives of both the MSW and PhD programs reflect the Department’s concerns with urban social problems, social and economic equity and well-being, cultural diversity, and the empowerment of individuals, families, organizations, and communities to effect change. The Joint MSW/PhD program prepares students to make significant contributions to social work education and the knowledge base of the profession. Three areas of specialization that reflect both faculty expertise and issues of importance to the University’s urban mission are emphasized. They are:
In consultation with their advisors, students in the Joint MSW/Ph.D program will be expected to identify one of these three areas as the overall focus of their studies. For more information, click the Areas of Specialization link to the left.
Successful applicants must enroll as full-time students; the program does not offer an option for part-time study. The expected time to completion of degree requirements for the MSW is approximately two and one-half years, plus another one and one-half to two years for the PhD. Students who hold a BSW degree earned within the past five years at a CSWE-accredited program may be able to shorten the time to completion of the MSW degree by up to one year.
To enable students to enroll full-time, a variety of financial assistance is available, including fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships, Most fellowships and assistantships include tuition remission. Further information is available in the Financial Aid link to the left.
Objectives of the curriculum within each of the above areas of specialization include:
Outcomes and competencies expected of doctoral graduates, regardless of specialization, include: