Director’s Welcome


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 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 dissertation in three to five years.

Professional development workshops (e.g., “Grant Writing”, “Your First Publication”) add to your experience at Barry. Doctoral students present their scholarship at local and national conferences as well.

Our alumni are employed in universities throughout the United States and internationally as well as hold leadership roles in agencies throughout South Florida.

Sound exciting? Please visit our website at and contact me to discuss your future with the PhD Program. I look forward to speaking with you.

Best wishes,

Mitch Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW
Interim Doctoral Program Director
Professor of Social Work
(305) 899-3910