A publication is not a requirement for admission. It is hoped, however, that the student will have at least one publication by graduation from the program.
The Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky attempts to prepare social work educators and scholars who are competent to teach and to conduct needed research in their areas of specialization. Our goal is for our graduates to publish regularly … Read More
There is no stated minimum. However, most graduate applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Undergraduate GPA below 3.25 may indicate that the student does not have needed academic skills or motivation to succeed. However, low undergraduate GPA is … Read More
The vast majority of our students are part-time. However, full-time students are also welcomed.
The Doctoral Admissions Committee prefers applicants to enter in the Fall Semester.
The Doctoral Committee prefers Ph.D. applicants to have post MSW experience. We want our students to fully understand what it means to be a social worker—the values a social worker must possess, the kind of problems that a social worker … Read More
Our minimum GRE score is a score at the 60th percentile on the Verbal section and no lower than the 20th percentile on the Quantitative section. Higher scores are certainly welcome and often presented.
Students with degrees from American universities are typically exempt. There are a handful of instances where this may not be true.
Either is acceptable. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit directly from the testing service either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The minimum … Read More
Our primary consideration is a strong GRE set of scores. Secondly, we look at the GPA on the MSW transcript. We consider letters of reference, personal statements, and usually require a personal interview to ensure that our faculty have something … Read More