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PhD in Social Work

Join the next generation of scholars, educators and influencers in the field of social work.

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Credits

60
Credits
Earn your PhD 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 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 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 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.

Accepting students now for Spring 2021.

Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 classes will be offered through a virtual classroom.

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

Prospective Students

Accepting students now for Spring 2021.

Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 classes will be offered through a virtual classroom.

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

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