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Susan Gray

Learn, Reflect, and Serve

The doctoral program of the Barry University School of Social Work operates within the context of the mission of Barry University and the mission of the School of Social Work. In that regard the program is designed to develop doctoral level leaders who will show commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and scholarly activity within a context of a diverse global and local community. Specifically, the program seeks to produce educators, researchers, administrators and advanced practitioners capable of demonstrating the capacity for conceptually and theoretically framing, investigating, and analyzing complex systems, social problems, human behaviors, and intervention outcomes. The goals of the program further strive to assure the promotion of social justice in ways that assist individuals, families, groups, communities, and larger societies in maximizing their potential and well-being.

The revised PhD. curriculum began in fall 2013, with an enthusiastic cohort. Our doctoral students will identify an area of specialization that guides their study and research, and provides direction for the development of their dissertation topics. The program is delivered on a part-time basis that allows students to complete their coursework in two years and is designed to support steady forward movement toward successful defense of the dissertation.

We invite interested candidates to visit the website and learn more about our Ph.D. program, its faculty and current students.

Walter J. Pierce Ph.D.

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