Giving Hope and Changing Lives

The only PhD Program in Social Work in Indiana!

Career Possibilities

Our Ph.D. program prepares students for leading roles in areas such as social work education, social welfare, policy analysis and development, administration, social work practice, and advocacy. While our program stresses research, many of our students continue to practice or teach as well. 

  • Doctoral graduates in social work are very much in demand for teaching in many of the almost 500 BSW and MSW programs in the country. 
  • Graduates often continue to pursue professional funded research in a variety settings. 
  • Consultation is also an area where our graduates thrive! 

The PhD Program at Indiana University has more than prepared me for a career of scholarship, research, and leadership in the social work profession. The collegiality of faculty members and fellow students truly enriched my experience. Not only did I earn a degree, but I built relationships for the future.

Matt Moore, PhD, 2015

Opportunity is waiting for you