Director's Welcome

Mitch Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW

Mitch Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW Director's Welcome Thank you for your interest in the PhD Program at Barry University’s School of Social Work!

As of Spring 2024 The PhD in Social Work program will no longer be accepting applications. Please see the Doctor of Social Work Program (DSW) for information on the Doctoral degree (DSW).

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 feel free to review our website 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 Studies Director
(305) 899-3900

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