PhD Program Video Info Session

The PhD Program in Brief

PhD program graduates

Our PhD program is designed to support the development of scholars of social and economic justice and to prepare leaders in one or more of the following careers:

  • Teaching in colleges or universities
  • Conducting and directing research
  • Administrating large-scale social welfare programs
  • Analyzing and advising on social policy

Video Information Session

In the Words of Our Students

Janae Bonsu

“Over the course of my time in the PhD program, I have gained mentors in the faculty who have been invested in my growth as a scholar. Jane Addams has equipped me to confidently and competently step into a career of research, advocacy, and teaching.”

Janae Bonsu  |  Doctoral Student
Stephanie Schmitz Bechteler

“Students that attend the Jane Addams PhD program will participate in a well-designed program that will equip them with the skills and experiences they will need to work in many different environments, doing many different kinds of jobs.”

Stephanie J. Schmitz Bechteler, PhD '15  |  Vice President and Executive Director, Research & Policy Center at the Chicago Urban League
Susanny JBeltran

“In my three years in the program, I benefited from continuous support and guidance, including when applying for awards and scholarships, preparing for presentations, and conducting my dissertation.”

Susanny J. Beltran, PhD '19  |  Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida
Andrew Repp

“In Jane Addams’ doctoral program, I have been fortunate to work with well-respected researchers, teach a master’s level course, and gain service experience as a student representative on the doctoral committee.”

Andrew I. Repp  |  Doctoral Student

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