Explore Our Ph.D. Program
Our Ph.D. program prepares advanced clinical scholars and practitioners to contribute to knowledge about clinical social work theory, practice and research.
Our students are trained to be leaders in education, research and scholarship, as well as clinical supervisors, consultants and advanced practitioners.
Graduates of our Ph.D. program are among the faculty of social work schools across the U.S. and abroad. They are some of today's leading clinical social work practitioners and scholars.
Our Five Core Principles
Our School is committed to five Core Principles of racial justice that guide all areas of our programs and work as we constantly strive towards greater anti-racism – an ongoing goal to which the entire School community aspires.
“I was looking for a little more practice depth, and I found that once I was looking at Smith."
Explore the Ph.D. Program
Ora Nakash, M.A., Ph.D.
Valerie Nguyễn Hooper
Irene Rodríguez-Martin, Ed.D.
“We have this ethical responsibility to both support our patients and also to address the social issues that are reproducing disparities in mental health.”
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