Why consider a doctoral degree in social work from WSU

2016 WSU School of Social Work Doctoral Graduates (from left): Shantel Crosby, PhD, Christina Marsack, PhD and Deirdre Shires, PhD. 

  • Options allow for full-time and part-time study.
  • Opportunities for professional and intellectual growth.
  • Education that emphasizes readiness to pursue careers as social work educators and scholars whose research on urban issues and problems will advance social work practice and social welfare policy.
  • Advanced training that will enable graduates to assume positions of leadership in the social work profession locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Service oriented faculty and staff who provide personalized advisement and support geared toward maximizing degree completion and success.
  • Intimate School that offers both personalized attention with the resources of a large urban university.
  • Rich in diverse faculty, students, and environment that supports development of relationships across a variety of cultural, religious, ethnic and economic boundaries.
  • A new state of the art building that is home to the faculty, staff and students who come together for scholarly activities, student advisement, and socialization.
  • Best economic value in terms of money expended and quality of education received.