Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly selective; only a limited number of applicants
are admitted for each fall semester. We seek applicants who embrace our mission to
advance social change and improve individual lives and communities in South Carolina
Graduate school application.
Official Transcripts from all post-secondary schools previously attended, including non-degree courses
taken. A Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited
graduate program (a master's degree in a related field may be considered on a case-by-case
A grade point average of 3.5 or above for graduate-level work.
Evidence of scholarly potential as indicated by three letters of reference.
A detailed personal statement.
A sample of the applicant's scholarly writing.
Satisfactory score on TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants for whom English
is not their primary language.
Prospective international students must also meet additional
International Application Requirements.
International Student Services provide guidance regarding immigration compliance, academic concerns, cultural adjustment,
and personal development in order to promote student success.
" Before I even applied, faculty members took the time to respond to my email inquiries
with warmth and encouragement, attaching recent journal articles they had written
related to my interests and describing opportunities that would be available to me
if I were accepted into the program."
Samuel R. Bethel, MSW LCSW LISW-CP
Looking to find some opportunities for addition
funding? There are scholarships available that can be applied for! You can apply for the
Connor PhD fellowship here!
How to Apply
Jan. 15 Review of applications will begin Dec. 1. For fullest consideration you are encouraged
to apply early in the cycle.
For questions regarding the Ph.D. program, contact:
Maryah Stella Fram, PhD, MSW; Ph.D. Program Coordinator Phone: 803-777-5945 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing technical issues related to the online application or letters
of recommendation form, contact:
Jillian Eggerud Director of Admissions Phone:(803)-777-9453 Email:email@example.com
Collegenet 503-973-5213 Phone: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org