Students are granted the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy upon recommendation by the Faculty of the School. To receive such recommendation, the student must satisfy the following requirements; the student must have:
- Been admitted to candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy according to procedures described in Regulation 1052;
- Completed a dissertation dealing with some problem of significance to the field of social welfare and of such character as to show power to prosecute independent investigation; and
- Spent a minimum of at least two years of graduate study in residence at the University of California, Berkeley.