To apply to the GSSW doctoral program, you must have:
- a master's degree conferred by a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) OR
- a master's degree in one of the social sciences and demonstrated evidence of substantial professional experience in the social work field.
In addition, you must have:
- a clear interest in developing advanced theory, policy and research skills in a substantive area relevant to the field of social work,
- a superior academic record in all previous work and
- the maturity, intellectual ability and readiness for advanced study.
Two years of post-master's practice experience is preferred, but not mandatory.
Doctoral students are expected to enter the program with a basic proficiency in descriptive and inferential statistics. This knowledge is necessary for several of the required doctoral courses. If you lack this required statistical proficiency, you should plan to take a basic statistics course before enrolling at GSSW.