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PhD Plan of Study

A sequence of required courses is illustrated below. Course offerings may vary, dependent on your year of enrollment. During the first year, students complete 18 credits of required coursework. Students complete 18 credits during the second year, 12 of which are required courses.

Year One

Fall

  • SSW 6410: Research I: Research Design and Knowledge Generation – 3 credits
  • SSW 6420: Critical Analysis of Historical and Philosophical Themes of the Profession – 3 credits
  • SSW 6435: Social and Behavioral Science: The Knowledge Base for Micro Social Work Practice with Smaller Target Systems (Individuals, Families, Groups) – 3 credits
  • Total 1st semester credits: 9

Spring

  • SSW 6411: Research II: Survey Research Methods – 3 credits
  • SSW 6414: Research V: Qualitative Research Methods – 3 credits
  • SSW 6436: Comparative Social Work Practice Models (Micro Practice) – 3 credits
  • Total 2nd semester credits: 9

Year Two

Fall

  • SSW 6412: Research III: Multivariate Statistics I – 3 credits
  • SSW 6445: Social and Behavioral Science: The Knowledge Base for Practice with Large Target Systems (Macro Practice) – 3 credits
  • Related Area Elective – 3 credits
  • Total 3rd semester credits: 9

Spring

  • SSW 6413: Research IV: Multivariate Statistics II – 3 credits
  • SSW 6446: Comparative Social Work Practice Models (Macro Practice) – 3 credits
  • Related Area Elective – 3 credits
  • Total 4th semester credits: 9