PhD students in class

Ph.D. in Social Work

Advance Social Justice Through Research and Education. Our Ph.D. program prepares students to teach and conduct research to address critical social problems and promote social justice and human rights. Our doctoral students are welcomed into a tight-knit community where they receive intensive mentoring and support.

Explore Our Program

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Why UConn Ph.D.?

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Funding through graduate research assistantships

Intensive mentoring by our nationally and internationally recognized faculty

Engage in independent, innovative research projects

Opportunities to teach in our bachelor’s and master’s programs  

When I think of UConn, I think of collegiality, commitment, and caring.”

Maritza Vasquez Reyes
Current Student