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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Social Work (SOK)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 44.0701
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BC)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 98
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 60

Contact Information:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Social Work Department (SOK)
13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd MHC 1400
Tampa FL  33612

Program Director or Coordinator:
Nan Park
Phone: 813-974-2063
Email: nanpark@usf.edu

Website: http://socialwork.cbcs.usf.edu/doctorate/


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Program Information


This program is currently not accepting admissions.

The School of Social Work offers a program leading to a Ph.D. in Social Work. The Ph.D. program provides a course of study to prepare graduates for academic and research careers, to provide leadership in research and education committed to excellence in social work clinical practice and to provide leadership in the development of clinical services for diverse, vulnerable and underserved populations.

The Ph.D. program, requiring 60 hours of study, is offered via a nontraditional model of delivery. During the first three years, students complete thirty-six hours of course work in nine semesters. These courses are offered in intensive weekend sessions during the fall and spring semesters and in concentrated three-week summer sessions. Dissertation work (24 hours) is taken during the course of years four and five.

This doctoral program allows students to attend course work while maintaining full-time employment commitments.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

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International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

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Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 in last two (2) years of undergraduate work;
  • Master's degree from CSWE accredited social work program; G.P.A. of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale);
  • GRE required, with preferred scores of 500V, 500Q.
  • School of Social Work Application
  • Three recommendations addressing applicant's academic and professional capabilities;
  • Candidate's statement that describes reasons for seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Social Work program, career goals, and research interests;
  • Professional or academic writing sample providing evidence of scholarly abilities such as single-authored journal article, book chapter, technical report, thesis, grant application, or other comparable work.
  • Interview
 

Admissions Status: Suspended for Admissions

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Program Degree Requirements

Program not currently open for admission.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

36

SOW7491
SOW7490
SOW7496
SOW7497
SOW7417
SOW7616
SOW7446
SOW7776
SOW7775
SOW7919
SOW7981
SOW7982

Theoretical Perspectives in Social Work Research
Foundations of Social Work Research Methods
Qualitative Methods In Social Work Research
Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research
Advanced Statistics in Social Work Research
Advanced Clinical Practice With Complex Problems
Evaluation of Social Work Practice/Program Evaluation
The Social Work Educator in the University
Critical Issues in Social Work
Directed Studies in Social Work Research
Proposal Writing I
Proposal Writing II

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Qualifying Exam
Successful completion of qualifying examinations at the end of Semester seven prepares the student for Candidacy.

Other Requirements
Completion of remaining course work in semesters eight and nine, and successful defense of a dissertation proposal admits the student for Candidacy.

 

THESIS REQUIREMENTS

24

SOW7980

Dissertation: Doctoral

24

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

60

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

SOW7491, SOW7490, SOW7496, SOW7497, SOW7417, SOW7491, SOW7490, SOW7496, SOW7497, SOW7417, SOW7980, SOW7616, SOW7446, SOW7776, SOW7919, SOW7981, SOW7982,