The Ph.D. program offers four years of funding through Graduate Assistantships (research or teaching) that provide stipends, health insurance, and tuition.
Our doctoral students gain valuable research experience working directly with faculty members as Graduate Assistants and through faculty-funded research. Working collaboratively with faculty, students acquire applied research skills to become independent researchers and develop the capacity for original scholarship. Through these experiences, doctoral students often have opportunities to co-author articles and make scholarly presentations with faculty at professional conferences.
Opportunities to teach in the MSW and BSW program are an integral aspect of our doctoral program. Combined with a dedicated course on the theory and practice of teaching, doctoral students gain practical experience as they train to become the next generation of social work educators.
Internal Funding Opportunities
Several School of Social Work fellowships and scholarships for doctoral student research and travel support are listed below.