PhD in Social Welfare > Program Information
2010 PhD grads (l-r) Karen Zurlo, T.K. Kim, Jason Matejkowski, and Brian Coleman
The PhD in Social Welfare is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be scholars, researchers, and leaders in the field of social welfare. The program emphasizes an individualized educational plan that, building on areas of student interest and faculty expertise, advances knowledge.
Each year, the program enrolls four to six students who have a proven record of academic excellence and demonstrated potential to contribute to the field. The goal of the program is to train scholars, and it is geared for people interested in the pursuit of intellectual and scientific inquiry.Content posted under the tabs on the left side of this page contain key information for persons interested in applying for the program as well as for current students.
The Student Handbook, which can be found under the Student Information tab, is a guide to the process of earning a Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania.