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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD)

We offer a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in conjunction with the Graduate School-New Brunswick. Rutgers is a member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) comprised of 62 leading research universities in North America. We have an outstanding research faculty and research opportunities for doctoral students.

The PhD program is located in New Brunswick, a dynamic and centrally located learning community that is easy to access from New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Learn more about life at Rutgers.

Our PhD program prepares students  for careers as faculty, research scientists, policy analysts, and leaders in the field of social welfare. We offer:

  • mentoring by our exceptional Ph.D. faculty
  • a dynamic, diverse, and accomplished student body from across the United States and the world
  • strong professional development support, including funding for conferences
  • research facilities that rank among the best in our nation
  • research opportunities with faculty and institutes in areas including child welfare, poverty, violence against women and children, mental health services, addictions, gambling, international development, prevention, health, and public health
  • generous funding packages for all full-time students
  • excellent job placements in academia and research

Learn More

  • For further information about the PhD program and curriculum, click here.
  • Rutgers Graduate Admissions, click here.

Read about our PhD student accomplishments and check out our PhD graduates’ job placements.

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