The Ph.D. Program in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to produce graduates who are capable of building and testing explanatory and practice theory to guide social interventions in social work. It includes thorough training in research methodology and data analysis for addressing both basic and applied research questions. It is not designed to add to clinical or practice skills.
Students define a specialized area of study that focuses their studies and assignments and guides their selection of their research experiences. It is anticipated that graduates of the program will pursue careers involving scholarly activity and basic and applied research in either academic, research, or policy settings.
- PhD Curriculum, Courses and Syllabi
- PhD Schedules
- 2012-13 PhD Program Manual
- Doctoral Program Educational Plan
Doctoral Program Coordinator
Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Kenan Professor, Schools of Social Work and Public Health
Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work