At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work, our doctoral graduates differ from those in many other schools in two key areas: their scholarship focuses on social practice and policy interventions, and they receive especially rigorous training in critical theorizing, measurement, design, and statistics. Upon graduation, they are positioned to become leaders informing and effecting social change. Recent graduates have faculty appointments at top universities such as Boston College, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Washington University; others have accepted prestigious post-doctoral positions at Duke University and Yale University, or research positions such as at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.


Associate Dean for Doctoral Education Mimi Chapman would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our candidates, including their areas of research and teaching and the preparation they have had while enrolled in the doctoral program. Please contact her at if you would like additional information.