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Combined PhD - Doctor of Philosophy/AM in Social Service Administration

Combined PhD - Doctor of Philosophy/AM in Social Service Administration

  • Study Level PHD
  • Duration 24 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
This program is intended for students who have an exceptional commitment to interventions with vulnerable populations or social policy e combined PhD/AM program at SSA allows a small number of students who have been admitted into the doctoral program to earn a master's degree with one extra year of study, including field work. You may apply even if you have a master's degree in another discipline. The SSA Master of Arts program prepares you to be a leader in the fields of clinical social work and social administration practice. The AM degree from SSA is equivalent to an MSW, but with a broader educational and experiential foundation that combines direct social work practice with policy development, interdisciplinary research and social science theory. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary nature of the AM degree translates into greater flexibility and choice in your future career. The Individual & Society The goal of all SSA coursework and fieldwork is to frame individual distress in a larger social context. To be an effective social worker?a real force of positive change in people's lives?you must be able to recognize and understand the diverse and intersecting causes of distress: psychological, biological, familial, political, economic and social. This broader understanding will inform the clinical methods you use to help people overcome their own unique challenges, prevent problems from occurring in the first place, and find new hope.