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As a Joint PhD student, you will be a member of a select group of outstanding scholars and researchers who study, collaborate and work in an interdisciplinary environment. Joint PhD students earn a degree in Social Work and select a second PhD in one of five social science fields. Joint PhD students reflect the populations they serve and address society’s challenging issues through scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research.
U-M faculty create a robust interdisciplinary culture and formulate solutions to serious worldwide problems. Together, Joint PhD students mentored by faculty tackle society’s most pressing problems- poverty, homelessness, mental illness, violence towards children and addiction to name a few. U-M faculty empower students to extend their reach, deepen their impact and create real social change.
U-M ranks first in research-and-development spending among the nation's public universities. U-M's institutes and centers include: