Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 42 post masters
CIP Code: 44.0701
Dept Code: SOK
Major/College Codes: SOK BC
College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department: School of Social Work (SOK)
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The School of Social Work offers a full-time interdisciplinary program leading to a Ph.D. in Social Work. The Ph.D. degree program provides a course of study to prepare graduates for academic and research careers, to provide leadership in research and education committed to excellence in social work practice and to provide leadership in the development of program and services for diverse, vulnerable and underserved populations. Unique to this program is the strategic emphasis on topic areas that align with the strengths of the College, USF, and forecasted direction of the profession. These are: (1) Behavioral Health, (2) Global Issues, (3) Health, (4) Leadership and Business, and (5) Societal Change and Innovation. The degree program leads to the preparation of future scholars and educators to advance social justice and vulnerability issues.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
Admission is typically limited to individuals who hold a Master in Social Work from programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or international equivalents. However, applicants without a Master’s degree in social work, but with a Master’s degree in a related discipline are welcome to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. The admissions committee may review the degree and request additional material for consideration to the program.
- A master’s degree GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with preferred scores of at least 30th percentile in the quantitative section and at least 50th percentile in the verbal section.
- Two letters of recommendation addressing applicant’s academic and professional capabilities.
- Applicant’s statement that describes reasons for seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Social Work program, career goals, and research interests.
- Professional writing sample providing evidence of scholarly abilities, such as journal article, book chapter, technical report, thesis, grant application or other comparable work.
- The admissions committee may request a personal or telephone interview with an applicant to clarify materials submitted.