The strong interdisciplinary thrust of the PhD program is supported and guided by an advisory committee for each candidate’s course of study, composed of faculty and researchers from throughout the University whose intellectual and research interests parallel those of the student.
Doctoral students help staff research projects, participate with faculty in grant proposal preparation, and co-author scholarly publications. They are involved in projects that are improving the quality of human services in Indiana and beyond. In turn, research grants help provide financial support for doctoral students, and faculty engaged in research provide the ideal mentors for doctoral students. The rate of publications and conference presentations by the School’s faculty has increased, many with doctoral student co-authors. The IU School of Social Work is committed to producing the finest, most thoroughly prepared social work leaders who will make significant contributions to the field.