PhD in Social Welfare

The PhD program is designed to be completed in four years. Each student is supported financially by the School of Social Policy & Practice in the form of tuition, fees, individual health insurance, and a nine-month research and teaching stipend for the four years. More information is available here.

Full-time tuition, general and clinical fees* are charged the first three years of study to entering students who already hold a masters degree. After three years of full-time study, students are placed on dissertation status with reduced tuition and fee amount. In addition, individual health insurance is available through the University. All students must be covered by the University’s health insurance or provide proof of alternate health coverage.

*The general and clinical fees are a contribution toward the support of the Student Health Service, Placement Service, graduate student activities, recreational facilities, and other services not directly associated with specific courses.

Academic Year (2019-2020)
Full Time (years 1-3)Reduced (Dissertation Status)Per-CU Rate (Part Time)
Tuition$36,254$4,530$5,880
General Fee$3,320$828$414
Clinical Fee$608$608N/A
TOTAL$40,182$5,966$6,392

The individual health insurance estimated annual premium for 2019-2020 is $3,583. Additional information is available here.

The University’s Trustees reserve the right at any time to amend the regulations concerning tuition, fees, and method of payment and to make such changes applicable to students currently enrolled in the University as well as to new students. Tuition refund information can be found here.

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