Ph.D. in Social Work

Ph.D. in Social Work (BSW) is a three year post graduate course.

About the Ph.D. in Social Work Program

The Ph.D. in Social Work program offers advanced training for scholars committed to advancing social justice and community welfare through research, policy, and practice. Rooted in interdisciplinary perspectives, the program emphasizes rigorous scholarship, critical inquiry, and evidence-based approaches to address complex social challenges. Students engage in cutting-edge research, collaborate with diverse communities, and develop expertise in areas such as social policy analysis, program evaluation, community organizing, and clinical intervention. Graduates emerge as leaders equipped to drive meaningful change, advocate for marginalized populations, and contribute to the advancement of social work knowledge and practice.

Career prospects

A Ph.D. in Social Work opens up diverse career opportunities for graduates to make significant contributions to social welfare, policy development, research, and academia. Some potential career paths include:

University Professor: Teaching and conducting research at colleges and universities, shaping future social workers and advancing knowledge in the field.

Researcher: Leading research projects focused on social issues, policy analysis, program evaluation, and intervention strategies in academic, government, or non-profit settings.

Policy Analyst/Advocate: Analyzing social policies, advocating for social justice, and influencing policy development and implementation at governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Clinical Supervisor: Overseeing and guiding social work practitioners in clinical settings, ensuring quality care delivery and adherence to ethical standards.

Program Director/Administrator: Managing social service programs, organizations, or agencies, overseeing operations, budgeting, staff management, and strategic planning.

Consultant: Providing expertise to organizations, governments, or communities on social welfare issues, program development, evaluation, and organizational development.

Community Organizer: Mobilizing communities to address social inequalities, advocate for change, and empower marginalized groups to access resources and services.

Non-Profit Manager: Leading non-profit organizations focused on social justice, community development, advocacy, or social service delivery, managing operations and fundraising efforts.

Policy Researcher/Evaluator: Conducting research and evaluation studies to assess the effectiveness of social policies, programs, and interventions, informing evidence-based practices and policy recommendations.

Social Work Educator: Training future social workers, developing curriculum, and contributing to the advancement of social work education and practice through teaching and mentorship.

These career paths offer opportunities to apply advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise acquired during the Ph.D. program to address social challenges, promote social justice, and improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Program Details
Composition Name
Sigma University
Sigma University & UGC, New Delhi
03 Years
Eligibility for Admission
The candidates who have passed HSC Or Equivalent Board Examination with Minimum 45% (5% Relaxation to SC/ST Students)
Admission Schedule
Usually from May to October every year.
How to Apply?
Start Date
July 2024
College / Campus
Faculty of Social Work, Sigma University Vadodara.
Shifts (Working hours)
10: 00 am to 05:00 pm
Intake capacity
Downloadable link

Advantage At Sigma

Research Opportunities
Campus Life and Extracurricular Activities
Alumni Network
Supportive Learning Environment
Interdisciplinary approach for holistic learning
State-of-the-Art Facilities

Admission Procedure

Visit or you may visit the Admission Office at Sigma University, Vadodara.

Admission in all the programs of BSW is done by Sigma University, Based on Merit.

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