Thank you for your interest in the PhD Program at Barry University’s School of Social Work!
We pride ourselves on providing students with a rigorous, social justice-oriented curriculum that links theory, research methods, policy, organizations and education. Students are prepared for careers in academic settings, research consulting, and agency leadership.
Our faculty expertise includes trauma-informed interventions, program evaluation, and micro-to-macro practice with vulnerable populations. Faculty disseminate their scholarship through national and international conferences and peer-reviewed journals and texts.
Barry’s PhD program is a part-time program that is convenient for working professionals. Students are placed in cohesive “cohort” models and receive individualized attention throughout their tenure in the program. Motivated students can complete their degree requirements in three to five years.
Professional development workshops (e.g., “Grant Writing”, “Your First Publication”) add to your experience at Barry. Doctoral students are encouraged to submit their scholarship for presentation at local and national conferences.
Our alumni hold positions as faculty in universities throughout the United States and internationally. Our alum are also prominent in the practice community as clinical practitioners, agency executives, and producers/disseminators of new knowledge.
If this sounds like a new career path for you, please visit our website at www.barry.edu/social-work-phd/ and contact me to discuss your future with the PhD Program. I look forward to speaking with you.
Sharron M. Singleton, DSW
Director of Doctoral Studies