PhD Social Work Program

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2022 Cohort


Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. Program in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington! Your passion for research and education will find good support in our Ph.D. program, which prepares graduates to advance the social work knowledge base by engaging in meaningful and innovative research to address social problems. Our graduates become faculty members in universities around the world and take the lead in research, policy, and social work education for the purpose of promoting a just society.
PhD Program Manual 2021-2022

Did you Know?

  • Our Ph.D. students are from different countries and regions and exemplify diversity in their education and practice backgrounds.
  • Our students have extensive opportunities of having hands-on research experience in faculty’s research projects, such as those funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities. 
  • Our students publish in professional journals, present at academic conferences, and assist with the submission of external grants through a well-developed mentoring, training, and advising system.
  • Students are supported through a variety of development programs such as individual mentoring, writing and publication workshops, and teaching assistance workshops.
Ph.D. students’ profile

Doctoral Student Committee 2021 Conference Guide

The SSWR Doctoral Student Committee (DSC) has worked very hard to make the virtual SSWR2021 as impactful and engaging as possible for doctoral students this year.

PhD Program Contacts

Keith A. Anderson, PhD, MSW
PhD Program Director

Aaron Hagedorn, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

Get In Touch with SSW Admissions

Dolores Bevins
Admissions Counselor II
Phone: 817-272-1044

Shereeta Jones, MHA
Academic Recruiter (primary for SSW undergraduate admissions programs)
Phone: 817-272-9123

Leslie Reyna, MSW
Academic Recruiter (primary for SSW graduate admissions programs)
Phone: 817-272-1475

Darlene Santee
Manager for Recruiting and Admissions

Questions About School of Social Work Admissions?

Get information about School of Social Work Academic Programs, Admissions Requirements, Complete Future Student Interest Form, and more.