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Ph.D. Program

Preparing Graduates to Become National Leaders in Research and Education. Our doctoral students are welcomed into a tight-knit community of faculty, students, and alumni. Our curriculum reflects the powerful role of research and teaching in addressing critical social problems and promoting social justice and human rights.

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Engage in innovative research through graduate research assistantships with our nationally and internationally known faculty

Opportunities to teach in our Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs

Faculty provide intensive mentorship to future social work scholars

Alumni successfully obtain faculty, research, and leadership positions across the country

One of the strengths of the UConn School of Social Work, and the reason why I applied, is their dedication to teaching, conducting research and integrating clinical social work issues with those of human rights and social justice."

Maritza Vasquez Reyes Current Student