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Ph.D. Program

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in social work or a related discipline. The application deadline is January 15. For an online application and instructions, click here.

Questions? Call 848-932-5333 or email Uri Yarmush at




Dual MSW/Ph.D. Program

The School of Social Work offers a Combined MSW/PhD Program. Applicants may apply to the PhD program with their application to the MSW program, or they may apply in their first year as a matriculated student in the Rutgers MSW program. Application deadline for the combined MSW/PhD program is February 1. 

All applications for the dual degree must go through the School of Graduate Studies application process.

Application requirements for dual degree are:

  • Application to MSWPhD Combined program
  • GRE scores (recommended but not required for the 2021/22 application) 
  • Three letters of reference (at least one should be from a professor who can speak to your intellectual abilities and potential)
  • A personal statement
  • Transcripts

It is anticipated that enrollment will be 1 or 2 highly qualified MSW students per year.

Students in the Combined Program must be registered full time. They may take a block field placement in the summer following completion of their foundation year in the MSW program, and begin taking PhD courses in the Fall of their second year. The selection and sequencing of PhD courses will be made in consultation with the Ph.D. Program Director and the student's faculty advisor.

Questions? Call 848-932-5333 or email Uri Yarmush at

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