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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · School of Social Work

Doctorate of Social Work

Inaugural Ph.D. Class

From left:Chris Card, Brigette Schupay, Marleen Milner, Pam Criss, Rachael Haskell, Nancy Teten, Don Dixon. Not shown: Jody Erickson and Robert Lucio.

Important Documents

Student Handbook 2012-13

Ph.D. Application

Required Ph.D. Reference Form

NOTE: Please fill out only the top information on the reference form and press submit. When submitting please provide the name of the person that will be filling out the reference form along with their email address.

The admission of new doctoral students is temporarily suspended until further notice. Should you have any quesitons, please contact Dr. Nan Park, Chair of the PhD Program..

Ph.D. In Social Work

The doctoral program is designed to prepare graduates for academic and research careers, provide leadership in research and education committed to excellence in social work clinical practice, and provide leadership in the development of clinical services for diverse, vulnerable, and underserved populations.

Ph.D. Program Information

The doctoral program, requiring 60 hours of study, is offered via a nontraditional model of delivery. During the first three years, students complete thirty-six hours of course work in nine semesters. These courses are offered in intensive weekend sessions during the fall and spring semesters and in concentrated three-week summer sessions. Dissertation work (24 hours) is taken over the course of years four and five.

This innovative doctoral program allows students to complete course work while maintaining full-time employment commitments and it does not require students to reside full-time in the Tampa area.

If you are interested in submitting an application for admission, please review the Addmissions Criteria and the Course Schedule links. If you have additional questions, please contact the Program Chair, Dr. Nan Park at (813) 974-4194 or Send email