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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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Degree Flexibility

FT or PT Study
Live Virtual Classroom (Synchronous Study)
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Class Size

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

Online
Live Virtual Classroom
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The Wurzweiler Difference

Variability and Flexibility: Classes are offered with spring and fall start terms at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a virtual classroom format. 

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 all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. 

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 with spring and fall start terms at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a virtual classroom format. 

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 all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. 

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 with spring and fall start terms at convenient times for working professionals. Choose full-time or part-time. Take classes in a virtual classroom format. 

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 all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. 

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. Have questions about the application process? Visit the admissions webpage for more information/points of contact. Have questions about the program layout? Contact Program Director Dr. Mary Beth Morrissey at Mary.Morrissey@yu.edu

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:

Visit the admissions page for a breakdown of the application requirements.  

Program Plans: Road Maps

Policy Manual and Course Catalogue

Contact:

Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, JD, MPH
PhD Program Director and Associate Professor
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Yeshiva University
mary.morrissey@yu.edu

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:

Visit the admissions page for a breakdown of the application requirements.  

Program Plans: Road Maps

Policy Manual and Course Catalogue

Contact:

Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, JD, MPH
PhD Program Director and Associate Professor
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Yeshiva University
mary.morrissey@yu.edu

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