Job Prospects

Meredith  Meredith Stensland

Strong Outlook for Social Work Faculty Positions

According to the National Association of Social Workers, there is no better time to consider furthering your education and obtaining a doctorate. Increasingly, there are more openings for social work faculty than there are graduates of PhD programs. To learn more about the academic job market, to the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Career Center. The CSWE posts jobs year round; however, most new ads for teaching and research positions are posted between August and November.

Job Placement

Our PhD graduates become leaders in education, research and government. All of our PhD graduates have obtained employment within one year of graduation. About 75% of our graduates obtain teaching or research positions, and about 25% obtain policy, administrative or practice positions.