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Ph.D. in Social Welfare, Doctorate Program

Our Ph.D. in Social Welfare Program prepares students for careers in research, academia, leadership, policy, and administration.  Join the next generation of scholars, educators, and influencers in the field of social work.

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Credits

51
Credits
Earn your Ph.D. in the evenings without pausing your career
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Costs

$1,215
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. Kerry Dunn at kerry.dunn@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.

Diverse student body representing a myriad of intersectional identities and professional, geographic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

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

Impactful careers — our graduates go on to significant research and service positions around the world.

Doctoral Studies at WSSW

At WSSW we offer both a PhD in Social Welfare and a Doctorate in Social Work. Which degree is right for you?
 

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

 

Contact:

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

Schedule an appointment.

Prospective Students

Doctoral Studies at WSSW

At WSSW we offer both a PhD in Social Welfare and a Doctorate in Social Work. Which degree is right for you?
 

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

 

Contact:

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

Schedule an appointment.

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