Ph.D. On Campus

Social Work

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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The PhD in Social Work program offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 



  • The Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work. The college cosponsors the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Violence Studies with the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods in Social Work 
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research
  • Analysis of Social Work Practice Approaches
  • Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Development
  • Social Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Dissertation Proseminar in Social Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 SCH

96 from the baccalaureate.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted. 
  •  Master’s degree required. Most applicants have a Master of Social Work degree; applicants with advanced training in other human service professions or in related social sciences are also eligible for consideration. Applicants must have satisfactorily passed a course in college-level statistics.
  • Tests Required GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation required.
  • Personal Statement Required.

Tuition Fee

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    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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