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PhD program

Educational Objectives

  1. Educate professional social workers by the following means: 1) academic knowledge building. 2)problem analysis and solving ability. 3) knowledge and skills application ability in social work practice.

  2. Identify the differences between socail work direct services and welfare policy and administration, improve problems analysis and solving abilities; educate professionals in social work practice.

  3. Educate leaders and researchers, who are able to integrate cross disciplinary viewpoints and conduct research independently by the following means:1) theoretical and methodological training, 2) Build international views, and 3) providing a wider range of social science related knowledge

Core Capabilities

  1. Problem-solving oriented knowledge and skills

  2. Cross-disciplinary and team work

  3. Values and ethics

  4. Diversity and self-awareness

  5. International views

  6. Critical thinking and research

  7. Policy analysis and cross-national comparison

  8. Prolen analysis and Independent study

  9. Knowledge and theory Building

      1.​Advanced research methodology including qualitative and quantitative research methods

      2.Interdisciplinary studies of social science

      3.Advanced theory and practice of social work

      4.Theory of social welfare.

  Students taking doctoral courses are required to obtain a total of 35 credit units (not including a dissertation of 6 credit units) before graduation.
  We require doctoral candidate applies for a short term study overseas in the period of writing dissertation.