Skip to navigation
Skip to sub-navigation
Skip to main content

Resources for: Students | Alumni & Friends | Faculty
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Doctoral Courses

For a list of the current course offerings and all courses at MU, visit the MU Registrar Schedule of Courses Page.

9100 Knowledge Building I (3)

Advanced systemic review of theories requisite for study and implementation of practice and policy centered research in social welfare and social development; emphasis placed on critical analysis of theories needed for research and study of integrated social development.

9200 Knowledge Building IIA (3)

Building on the foundation laid in Social Work 9100, in depth examination of human development and social environment theories appropriate to scientific examination of social welfare practice with individuals, families, formed and natural groups.

9300 Research Methodology and Design Seminar (3)

Review of historical development of social welfare and social work research with emphasis on critical analysis of seminal studies; examination of "state-of-the-art" social welfare and development initiatives, designs and methodology. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9400 Knowledge Building IIB (3)

Building on the foundation laid in Social Work 9100, in depth examination of human development and social environment theories appropriate to scientific examination of social welfare practice with formal organizations, interorganizational combinations, communities and large political entities. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9500 Pro Seminar I (3)

Joint student-faculty exercise in intellectual discovery focusing on current and emerging issues in the field of social work and social development; emphasis on integration of multi-disciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9600 Pro Seminar II (3)

Continuation of intellectual discovery opportunities begun in SW 9500. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9700 Social Welfare Policy Seminar (3)

Critical examination of comparative models of social policy development; preparation of a professional social work policy analysis in the student’s area of interest/specialization that is suitable for submission to an appropriate refereed journal. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9800 Research Application I (3)

Field experience in research and/or program evaluation in an area agency or organization; choice of the setting will be based on the student’s research interest; two days per week for one semester (256 clock hrs). Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9850 Research Application II (3)

Continuation of field experience in research and/or program evaluation in the same or different setting as appropriate to the student’s area of specialization; two days per week for one semester (256 clock hrs). Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9890 Dissertation Seminar (3) (may be repeated a second time for credit)

This course will assist doctoral students in planning and writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.

9900 Research in Social work (cr.arr.)

Graded on S/U basis only.

9990 Doctoral Dissertation Research in Social Work (1-6)

Independently conducted research that includes concept development, data collection, statistical analysis and social policy implications prepared in a format suitable for publication. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent required.