The University of Michigan is one of the premier research universities in the world and has a large and diverse student population. Coming to U-M as a PhD student in our Joint Doctoral Program means having the opportunity to live in a microcosm of the world, interacting with people from every continent, every walk of life, every racial, ethnic, and cultural background. It also means gaining access to a remarkable array of resources on a scale that few other universities can match. These include:
- Top-Ranked Faculty
The School of Social Work is routinely ranked as one of the leading, if not the leading, schools of social work in the United States. The departments allied with the Joint Doctoral Program are also among the best, with Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology ranked in the top three to five departments in the United States with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. Economics is ranked in the top fifteen departments with Yale, Northwestern, Columbia, and University of California-Los Angeles.
- World-Class Interdisciplinary Research Institutes and Centers
U-M's institutes and centers include such as the Institute for Social Research; NIMH Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Center for the Education of Women; and Nonprofit and Public Management Center.
- Cutting-Edge Research and Training Programs
U-M SSW's research and training programs include the Global Program on Youth, Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy, Michigan Program for Prevention Research, Michigan Program for Gerontology and Aging, and Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program.
- Amazing Facilities
Our facilities range from state-of-the art classrooms and computing networks to an entire system of libraries and networked electronic resources.
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