Doctoral Program in Social Welfare Health Sciences Center Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Doctoral Program in Social Welfare Health Sciences Center Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare

The School of Social Welfare is committed to a society organized around the principles of equality, human dignity, and social justice. To advance this mission, it offers a policy and research Ph.D. that prepares students for careers in social welfare research, teaching, and policy analysis. Students take 54 credits over three years in the full-time program, or four years in the part-time before writing a dissertation. Building on the program's location in the Health Sciences Center/Stony Brook Medicine (including the university hospital), students are encouraged to adopt a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach to their studies. Stony Brook University's' reach extends from its 1039 acre campus on Long Island's North Shore to its Manhattan site, and the Southampton campus on Long Island's East End.

Research Facilities

The School of Social Welfare is located within the Health Sciences Center, which includes the University Hospital and the Medical School as well as the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Health Technology and Management. These facilities offer a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary practice and research experience at both the master's and doctoral levels. The Health Sciences Center Library contains approximately 275,000 volumes in social welfare and the health sciences. Students may also utilize the 1.7 million volumes of the University's Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library for related areas of inquiry. In addition, computer labs are located both in the Health Sciences Center and at other sites on campus.

The Application Process

The application deadline is February 1st. The application may be obtained on line from the School of Social Welfare website. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A personal statement, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation are also required.

A State University in the Shadow of New York City

Located on 1,000 acres on the north shore of Long Island, Stony Brook University is just 60 miles east of New York City. Students have access to the rich cultural activities, museums, libraries, and entertainment in New York City via the university's on-campus rail station.

Stony Brook students enjoy various recreational activities throughout the year, particularly outdoor activities at the nearby West Meadow Beach and the campus hiking and biking trails. Stony Brook University features a wide variety of student services and facilities, including a medical center, residence halls, fitness centers, and 8 campus libraries.

Location & Contact

Doctoral Program in Social Welfare

Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Dr. Frances Brisbane


Phone: 631-444-2139
Fax: 631-444-7565

Jennifer Davidson


Phone: 631-444-8361
Fax: 631-444-7565

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


43% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 19
    • Accepted 7
    • Acceptance Rate 43
    • Enrolled 3
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, three letters of reference, and personal statement, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$5,000
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Female Percentage81%
    • Male Percentage19%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Full-time Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American17%
    • White / Caucasian77%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty55
    • Full-time Percentage22%
    • Part-time Percentage78%
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%