Doctoral Program

​Application Deadline: December 18 

For over 80 years, the School of Social Work at Wayne State University has been recognized nationally as a leader in producing highly competent practitioners as well as for developing innovative models in social work practice and social work education. Building on this rich tradition, the purpose of the Ph.D. and certificate programs are to prepare social work scholars equipped to engage in research on contemporary urban issues and problems for the advancement of social work practice and social welfare policy. Our students are preparing to assume leadership positions as social work educators, researchers, and agency administrators.

Why Consider a Doctoral Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University?

If you still have questions regarding the Doctoral program, please contact Elizabeth Kennedy,

To access the new online application to our programs, please click here: Apply Now