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Course Overview and Program Benchmarks

 
 

Course Overview and Program Benchmarks


Year One Year Two Year Three Years Four and Five
Academic Program
 
First Semester Core Curriculum
Research Methods, Basic Statistics, Social Policy
 
Second Semester Core Curriculum
Research Methods, Advanced Statistics, Organizational Theory
 
First Examination
Academic Program
 
First Semester Core Curriculum
Qualitative Research Methods, Social Policy 2, Elective Course
 
Second Semester
Organizational Theory, Two Elective Courses
Academic Program
 
First Semester
Dissertation Seminar,
Elective
 
Second Semester
Dissertation Seminar
 
Second Examination
 
Academic Program
 
Dissertation Proposal and Defense
 
Dissertation Project and Defense
 
Completion of doctoral program by end of tenth semester or five years
Notes
 
Students are assigned an advisor based on intersecting interests;  students discuss electives for Year Two with advisor
 
The First Examination is distributed May of Year One and students hand in written examination before beginning Year Two
 
 
Notes
 
Students must take two of their electives outside of the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare
 
Elective course selection should consider how the content will support the student’s dissertation research
Notes
 
Students may submit their Second Examination upon completion of all course work
 
Upon passing the Second Examination, students move to
Level III
Notes
 
Students form dissertation committee
 
Committee must include three members of the Social Welfare faculty; a fourth outside member may serve with EO approval
 
IRB approval before any data collection
 
Follow GC and Program guidelines for dissertation deposit
Career
 
CV Preparation
 
Professional presence on the Internet; continue updating online materials throughout tenure in the Program
 
Exploration of academic and non-academic employment opportunities
 
Explore teaching opportunities; identify scholars in field of study
Career
 
Attend professional conference
 
Submit a proposal for juried presentation at professional conference; practice presentation skills
 
Teach a course; engage in curriculum development
 
Edit academic papers for publication or grant proposals
Career
 
Conduct feasibility or pilot study
 
Two publications in peer review journals by the end of Year Three
 
Explore academic and non-academic employment opportunities
 
Establish relationships with scholars in field of study
 
 
Career
 
Update electronic and paper copies of CV and portfolio of work
 
Identify academic and non-academic employment opportunities; apply for employment
 
Three publications in peer review journals by end of Year Four
 
Prepare and submit applications for dissertation and other awards