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Doctoral Program

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 assignments and guides their research experiences. It is anticipated that graduates will pursue careers involving scholarly activity and basic and applied research in either academic, research, or policy settings.


Ph.D. Curriculum

Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UNC School of Social Work, room 500
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 1-3 p.m., UNC School of Social Work, room 101. This session is also offered online.

Please contact Brenda Vawter to register for a session. If you are registering for the December 1 session, please note whether you will be attending in person or online.

Contact information

Brenda Vawter
Doctoral Program Manager
(919) 962-6477

Matthew Howard, Ph.D.
Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor for Human Services Policy Information
Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work
(919) 962-6510