The PhD Dual-Title in Social Work at Gerontology at WSU

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Wayne State University School of Social Work
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A coaching professional with expertise in executive leadership, Sandra Schiff, PhD, divides her time between Health Mate, Inc., and Wayne State University (WSU). At the former, Dr. Sandra Schiff oversees training and consulting services as president. She is a School of Social Work adjunct faculty member at WSU.

With a history dating back to 1917, WSU’s School of Social Work received approval in 2013 to launch its dual-title program in social work and gerontology to all doctoral students. Eligible PhD students must be enrolled in a social work program and submit an application with an essay that outlines their reasons for pursuing a PhD dual-title in gerontology.

The dual-title program addresses the need for more social work professionals and researchers that focus on the field of geriatrics. Students admitted into the program must complete a traditional PhD curriculum as well as learn about gerontology. In total, successful completion of nine credits in gerontology as well as a submission of a dissertation and passing of a substantive exam, related to the field of study, is mandatory.

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