Social Work MSW/ Social Work PhD

Degree Level: MSW / PhD

Department: Social Welfare

School or College: School of Social Welfare

Track: MACRO, Clinical

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Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

Personal Statement (See Special Notes section for guidelines)



  Fall Spring Summer
Assistantship Consideration Jan. 30
Not Available   Not Available  
No Assistantship Consideration Jan. 30
See Special Notes   Not Available  


Special Notes:

Consideration for Spring admission to the Joint MSW/PhD Program is restricted to matriculated MSW students at SUNY Albany who have completed at least one year of full time study or one year of part time study.  Consideration for doctoral graduate assistantships will be done in conjunction with applicants for Fall admission such that an award would begin the first Fall semester following completion of all MSW requirements.  The deadline for both Assistantship Consideration and No Assistantship Consideration is November 1.

The personal statement should address three areas:  (1) educational background and professional experience; (2) substantive areas of interest for research, evaluation, and/or teaching; and (3) professional goals, including how a doctorate in social welfare supports achievement of these goals. This statement should be no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages with 1 inch margins and a font of 12.



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