JPhD Curriculum

Required Courses (15 Hours)

  • SOWK/SWK 851 Foundations and Theories of Multiculturally Informed Research in Social Work (3)
  • SOWK/SWK 853 Quantitative Methods in Social Work (3)
  • SOWK/SWK 854 Qualitative Methods in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • SOWK/SWK 856 Community-Engaged Research in Social Work (3)
  • SOWK/SWK 885 Issues and Trends in Social Work (3)

Additional Research Requirement (3 credit hours total)

  • SOWK/SWK 855 Quantitative Data Analysis in Social Work (3)

Additional Electives in Research (3 hours)

At least one additional course from the following list:

  • SOWK/SWK 886 Intervention Design in Social Work Research
  • SOWK/SWK 887 Causal Inference in Social Sciences
  • ADED 716 Research in Adult Education (3)
  • COUN 709 Statistics and Research Methods (3)
  • COUN 770 Applied Research in Counseling
  • COUN 810 Descriptive & Inferential Statistics (3)
  • COUN 830 Design Methodology & Implementation (3)
  • COUN 865 Analysis of Qualitative Research (3)
  • CST 602 Engaging Communication Research Methodology (3)
  • ELC 664 Foundations of Interpretive Inquiry (3)
  • ELC 767 Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis (3)
  • ERM 645 Culturally Responsive Approaches to Research and Evaluation (3:3)
  • ERM 668 Survey Research Methods in Education (3)
  • ERM 680 Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education (3)
  • ERM 681 Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments (3)
  • ERM 682 Multivariate Analysis (3)
  • ERM 728 Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction (3)
  • ERM 731 Structural Equation Modeling in Education (3)
  • ERM 732 Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3)
  • ERM 750 Case Study Methods in Educational Research (3)
  • HDF 756 Advanced Research Design in Human Development and Family Studies (3)
  • HHS 650 Applied Multiple Regression (4)
  • LEST 815 Research design and Methodology (3)
  • LEST 860 Qualitative Research (3)
  • LEST 862 Quantitative Research (3)
  • NUR 701 Statistical Applications for Nursing Research I (3)
  • NUR 702 Statistical Applications for Nursing Research II (3
  • NUR 703 Qualitative Methods for Nursing (3)
  • PSC 503 Survey Methods for Policy Research (3)
  • PSY 609 Statistical Methods in Psychology I (4)
  • PSY 610 Statistical Methods in Psychology II (4)
  • SES 760 Single Subject Research Design (3)
  • SES 770 Community Engaged Research and Practice (3:3)
  • SOC 618 Advanced Data Analysis (3)
  • STA 571 Statistical Methods for Research I (3)
  • STA 572 Statistical Methods for Research II (3)
  • STA 575 Nonparametric Statistics (3)
  • STA 580 Biostatistical Methods (3)
  • STA 670 Categorical Data Analysis (3)
  • STA 676 Sample Survey Methods (3)
  • TED 738 Mixed Methods Research Design in Curriculum and Instruction

Electives (12 Credit Hours)

In order to honor the student’s individual professional goals and aspirations, the primary advisor will assist the student in selecting courses that fulfill the student’s professional interests and development. Students may consider areas of specialization as they refine their interests. This could include the many professional development courses offered through the School of Health and Human Sciences, certificate programs related to social work, specialized coursework in pedagogy, or an interdisciplinary research focus. (SOWK/SWK 885 Issues and Trends in Social work may be repeated 1 time for a total of 6 credits.) Students may select courses from NCA&T or UNCG.


Dissertation (15 Credit Hours)

After successful defense of the dissertation proposal, students will complete dissertation research and writing, culminating in a successful oral defense of the dissertation.

SWK 799 Dissertation or SOWK 997 Dissertation (3 hours, five times)