Welcome to the PhD Program at UT Arlington
Our PhD program faculty are leaders in the areas of social work research and practice. Our graduates become faculty members in schools of social work, leaders in social work or social welfare agencies, or conduct research or policy analysis. We invite you to take a look around and learn about our program.
Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship Packages
Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington doctoral or doctoral-bound programs. These packages may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships and grant-funded research assistantships that may include some tuition coverage. Requirements include 50% graduate teaching assistantship, full-time enrollment, unconditional admission. have a GPA of at least 3.50 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus at least a 3.25 GPA in any graduate level credit hours, satisfy English proficiency requirements necessary to hold a graduate teaching assistantship, and be enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours in courses related to their programs of work in both long semesters. Interested students should contact PhD program in the School of Social Work for more information. Students must meet the above requirements each semester to retain their Enhanced Doctoral/GTA Tuition Fellowship. The fellowship can be renewed for an additional two years as long as this criteria is met.
PhD Program Philosophy
The PhD program in Social Work emphasizes the application of research methods and procedures to issues of importance to social work. The program builds on the premise that practice in the field of social welfare must be scientifically based, continually responsive to service and practice needs, and interdisciplinary. The mission also includes a continuing, systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of social welfare service and professional social work practice.
The primary goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field and the profession in order to provide more effective and efficient services in social welfare. The program is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to develop their professional knowledge and expertise to a high caliber and to qualify for leadership positions in teaching, in research, in administration and management, in policy analysis and program development, and in clinical practice — including clinical research and program evaluation. The objectives of the program are for students to acquire
- A broad analytic understanding of major policy and practice trends and issues in the field of social work
- Substantive knowledge of some field or area of practice (e.g., health, mental health, public social services, aging, settings serving families and children and minority groups) with emphasis on issues and questions in that field which require scientific or scholarly attention
- Competence to conduct independent, empirical research that extends the knowledge base of clinical practice with individuals, families and small groups and/or administration and planning practice in some area of social work
Graduates of the program are expected to make a significant contribution to the field and the profession through their own continued research, writing, teaching, and practice.
|PhD Program Director / Graduate Advisor:||Beverly Black|
|PhD Program Secretary:||Rita Hay|
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