PhD - Social and Community Services
Prepare yourself for community leadership by deepening your knowledge of contemporary societal issues and contributing to field through your own doctoral research. The curriculum for this Social and Community Services specialization offers in-depth study of major community and social work issues and social science research, along with elective courses that allow you to focus on areas that reflect your professional interests and career goals. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing higher education faculty positions, or advanced research, consulting or leadership positions in public or private organizations focused on serving community needs.
Concentration: As part of this specialization, you can use your electives to earn a concentration in Fire Service Administration, Forensics, Health Policy and Management, Homeland Security, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Public Health, and Public Policy and Management for no additional time or money.
The residential colloquia experience: As a doctoral learner, you will attend three five-day colloquia at specific stages in your program, in addition to your online courses. These energizing residencies provide you with insights and knowledge that will be valuable during your doctoral studies and beyond.
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