Our program centers on mentorship: From the start of the program, professors provide support as faculty mentors and work collaboratively with doctoral students to conduct research and co-author papers.

Students have access to a variety of programming that enhances their professional development: lunches, seminars, job talks, mock interviews, and Job Club. These informal and formal opportunities and events complement the mentorship from which every student benefits. Programming encompasses a range of topics, including how to apply for funding and prepare for presentations, what it’s like to work at research institutions, cover letters, and more.

Additionally, all doctoral students are eligible to be reimbursed up to $1,000 annually for expenses related to conference travel when presenting a paper or poster. With prior approval, these funds may also be used to attend specialized trainings. To further assist with professional development, the school provides business cards for all doctoral candidates. 

Where Our Graduates Work

East Carolina University
School of Social Work

Brown University
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Northeastern University
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Boston Children's Hospital

University of Southern California
Leonard School of Gerontology

University of British Columbia

Case Western Reserve University
Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

National Institutes of Health
Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development

Essentia Institute of Rural Health

Simmons College
School of Social Work

Endicott College
School of Arts & Sciences

McLean Hospital

Harvard Medical School
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

SUNY Albany
School of Social Welfare

Tufts University
Counseling and Mental Health Services

University of York
Department of Social Policy and Social Work

MHM Correctional Services, Inc.

Ohio State University
College of Social Work


Flourish With Faculty Support

A distinct sense of community and camaraderie among faculty and students sets us apart. They form lasting relationships based on research interests, and faculty members act as both advisors and dissertation committee members.

Our faculty