Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers a joint Ph.D. in social work program. The mission of the joint Ph.D. program is:

To prepare doctoral students to engage in scholarship to eliminate social, economic, environmental, and health disparities, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Grounded in two richly historic universities

Social work students and teacher in the classroomOne a historically Black college or university (NCA&T) and the other the historical women’s college of the University of North Carolina system, the Ph.D. 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.

Encouraged to Pursue Research

Professor Pool discussing with StudentsThe  Ph.D. curriculum encourages students to explore a range of research methods and approaches including:

  • quantitative (e.g., survey research, secondary data analysis),
  • qualitative (e.g., interviews, phenomenological inquiry),
  • mixed methods
  • and community-engaged approaches.

Students are encouraged to use electives to explore other areas or specialization in a particular area. Using the practitioner/scholar model, the Joint Ph.D. program encourages students to prepare for both academic and non-academic careers .

See the original announcement about the Ph.D. in Social Work from the UNC System Board of Governors.