Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program

The UAlbany-SUNY School of Social Welfare offers a unique combination of strengths to qualified Ph.D. candidates:

  • Our program is nationally renowned for studies on aging, children and families, diversity and minority health disparities, addictions, and mental health.
  • Our graduates and current students include leaders in state government, research institutes, and community-based agencies in the U.S. and around the world.
  • The School's faculty are nationally recognized, year in and year out, for their scholarship and productivity.
  • The School's unique location in New York's Capital Region—the seat of government for one of America's largest states—provides opportunities for policy and practice pilot programs that often inform services and laws.
  • Two School of Social Welfare students talkingStudents can participate in our international program and research initiatives in such places as China, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, and Peru.

At UAlbany-SUNY, Ph.D. students in social work collaborate with faculty of international reputation while conducting research in the areas that intrigue them most—anything from developmental disabilities to homeless GLBT youth. After graduation, they are in great demand as faculty, researchers, practice leaders, and initiators of social welfare policy, as well as in other capacities.

Learn more about Ph.D. curriculum, or Ph.D. admissions requirements.

To apply, please see the Graduate Admissions site to Apply Online.