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