Students are admitted to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Graduate Council upon recommendation by the School. To receive such recommendation the student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Completed a course of study in the School and related departments of the University specified by the School, designed to achieve proficiency in the areas of social work theory, social welfare policy and/or administration, history and philosophies of social welfare, and social research methods.
- Passed qualifying examinations indicating a proficiency in the areas mentioned in part A of this section.
- Passed an oral examination before a committee appointed in accordance with rules of the Graduate Council.