Ph.D. Social Work Program


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 2020_2021

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

A Glimpse of Social Work

Postdoctoral Opportunity

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

VA Advanced Fellowship Opportunity

The VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VISN 5 MIRECC has two 2-year fellowship positions: one position for a Physician Fellow from psychiatry, neurology, radiology, internal medicine, or other areas of medicine and one position for an Allied Health Fellow from clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, nursing, or pharmacy.

VA Advanced Fellowship Program