The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The PhD Program of the UT College of Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy of Social Work Program


Study with the Best!

Earn a PhD at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work

The College of Social Work offers exceptional opportunities to diverse and talented graduate students. As part of the Vol Vision Journey to the Top, the Chancellor is providing 4 PhD fellowships that will make it possible for the brightest and best to choose UT Social Work increasing our research productivity and instructional capacity by 2020. The Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence is available for top PhD applicants and offers:

  • Outstanding mentorship in research and teaching
  • Top-off funding to existing stipends
  • The prestige of a select group of fellows and recognition as a Graduate Excellence fellow.
  • Leading-edge curriculum
  • A top tier program with nationally renowned faculty


Contact the PhD Program

Interim Program Director: William Nugent, PhD,

Administrative Specialist I - Knoxville Campus, Sarah Browning.

For more information, email: or see contact information below.

Director of Student Recruitment: Susan Bryant -

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