Doctoral Program Applications

An online application and instructions are available at

Application Information

Applications are processed by the:
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
18 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8530 USA
732/932-7711 Fax: 732/932-8231

Information about the social work PhD program and curriculum may be obtained from the School of Social Work, 732-932-6967.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold an MSW or closely related master's degree.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international students
  • Completed admission application including personal statement, and application fee

Deadline for applications is January 15.

Visiting Rutgers

Visits to Rutgers may be arranged by consulting: