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Ph.D. in Social Wefare, Doctorate Program

Our Ph.D. in Social Welfare Program prepares students for a long and fulfilling career in clinical, research, leadership, policy and administration jobs. Join the next generation of scholars, educators and influencers in the field of social work.

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Credits

60
Credits
Earn your Ph.D. in the evenings without pausing your career
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Costs

$1,195
Per credit
Scholarships and financial aid are available
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Class Size

8-12
Students
Personalized attention in a small class setting
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Location

NYC
Campus/Virtual
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The Wurzweiler Difference

Variability and Flexibility: Classes are offered year-round at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a variety of platforms: face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, and online at your own time.

Individualized: Close learning environment with a low teacher-student ratio (often eight to twelve students per class) and opportunities for one-to-one work with individual faculty for advanced study and dissertation preparation.

Personal Attention and Writing Support: Classes encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on-site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost to assist with scholarly writing.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements at top institutions are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Diverse Student Body: Wurzweiler’s students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice.

Full Program Breakdown

The Wurzweiler Difference

Variability and Flexibility: Classes are offered year-round at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a variety of platforms: face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, and online at your own time.

Individualized: Close learning environment with a low teacher-student ratio (often eight to twelve students per class) and opportunities for one-to-one work with individual faculty for advanced study and dissertation preparation.

Personal Attention and Writing Support: Classes encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on-site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost to assist with scholarly writing.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements at top institutions are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Diverse Student Body: Wurzweiler’s students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice.

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Variability and Flexibility: Classes are offered year-round at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a variety of platforms: face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, and online at your own time.

Individualized: Close learning environment with a low teacher-student ratio (often eight to twelve students per class) and opportunities for one-to-one work with individual faculty for advanced study and dissertation preparation.

Personal Attention and Writing Support: Classes encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on-site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost to assist with scholarly writing.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements at top institutions are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Diverse Student Body: Wurzweiler’s students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Take a leap in your academic and professional career. Contact Dr. Hanni B Flaherty at  hanni.flaherty@yu.edu to learn if this program is right for you.

At a Glance

We have been educating exceptional scholars and leaders for over 60 years.

Individualized learning with a low student-teacher ratio. Teaching and research fellowships are available to students.

Diverse student body representing a myriad of professional, geographic, cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds. Students come from every field of professional social work practice.

Assistance every step of the way for our doctoral students in their scholarly writing.

Potential for global recognition — our graduates go on to significant research and service positions around the world.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Online application 
  • Two personal statements – 500-1000 words
    Question 1: Describe the academic and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Work.
    Question 2: What are your research interests and professional aspirations, and how will the Ph.D. help you to achieve your goals?
  • Official transcript
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample
  • Personal Interview
  • Two letters of recommendation


Program Plans: Road Maps

Program Plans: Road Maps


Academic Materials 

Fall 2021 Documents
Fall 2021 PhD Academic Calendar

Summer 2021 Documents
Summer 2021 PhD Program Course Schedule

Spring 2021 Documents
Spring 2021 PhD Program Course Schedule
Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

 


Student Forms
Application for Graduation
Audit course form
Drop-Add Form
Readmission Form
Graduate Registration Form
Immunization Form
Leave of Absence Form
Withdrawal from School

 

 

Contact:

Kerry Dunn, JD, MSW, PhD
PhD Program Director
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Yeshiva University
kerry.dunn@yu.edu

Prospective Students

Admissions Requirements:

  • Online application 
  • Two personal statements – 500-1000 words
    Question 1: Describe the academic and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Work.
    Question 2: What are your research interests and professional aspirations, and how will the Ph.D. help you to achieve your goals?
  • Official transcript
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample
  • Personal Interview
  • Two letters of recommendation


Program Plans: Road Maps

Current Students

Program Plans: Road Maps


Academic Materials 

Fall 2021 Documents
Fall 2021 PhD Academic Calendar

Summer 2021 Documents
Summer 2021 PhD Program Course Schedule

Spring 2021 Documents
Spring 2021 PhD Program Course Schedule
Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

 


Student Forms
Application for Graduation
Audit course form
Drop-Add Form
Readmission Form
Graduate Registration Form
Immunization Form
Leave of Absence Form
Withdrawal from School

 

 

Contact:

Kerry Dunn, JD, MSW, PhD
PhD Program Director
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Yeshiva University
kerry.dunn@yu.edu

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