About the Joint Doctorate in Social Work (JPhD) Program

  • First JPhD cohort mingling with faculty at Dr. Poole's house, June 20th, 2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers a joint doctoral degree in social work (JPhD). Grounded in two richly historic universities, one a historically Black college or university (NCATSU) and the other the historical women’s college of the University of North Carolina system (UNCG), the JPhD program is built on the cornerstones of diversity, multicultural responsiveness, and community engagement. Students in the program will receive the benefits and privileges of being enrolled on both campuses and the degree will include the seals and official signatures from both universities. The JPhD curriculum encourages students to explore several aspects of research including quantitative, qualitative, and community-engaged approaches. Additionally, students are encouraged to use electives to explore other areas or specialization in a particular area. Using the teacher/scholar model, the JPhD program encourages students to prepare for careers in academia and as leaders in the community.

To read the original announcement about the JPhD in Social Work from the UNC System Board of Governors, please click here.