Why choose the University of Utah College of Social Work PhD program?

Interested in a PhD in Social Work? The University of Utah is seeking an outstanding class of doctoral students. As one of the most well-established programs in the country, the College of Social Work provides entre to an extensive and supportive network of graduates with international ties and national prominence. Our doctoral students benefit from well-established links to critical decision-makers in our State and Local Government, our Medical School, the Veteran’s Administration, and many other community agencies. Further, Salt Lake City has been nationally recognized for providing its residents an exceptional quality of life.

Our students learn foundational skills of research and scholarship while specializing in individualized areas of substantive interest. Doctoral students at the University of Utah collaborate extensively with their faculty mentors to graduate with a balanced portfolio that demonstrates excellence in both teaching and research publication. Our faculty have expertise in a range of established an emerging research methods and topics. The University of Utah’s College of Social Work has new funding initiatives to offer competitive funding packages for promising applicants.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Neuroscience and Clinical Research on Behavioral Health Interventions

The research interests of our faculty can be found on our faculty page.