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PhD in Social Welfare

Welcome Prospective Students

Phd students and graduate faculty

We appreciate your interest in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work’s PhD Program.

Our program prepares students for leadership in the advancement of social welfare education, practice, policy development, and research. The program promotes social justice and global understanding through scholarly inquiry using indigenous and mixed method approaches. Emphasis is placed on knowledge development which enhances the wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and the diverse people and communities of Hawai‘i and the Asian-Pacific Region.

Please peruse our website to learn more about the program and admissions. For additional questions, contact Dr. Jing Guo, PhD Program Chair, at, or Jennifer Kishida, PhD Program Assistant, at

PhD in Social Welfare Info Sessions

PhD Zoom Info Session Flyer

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work invites you!

Please join us at one of our PhD in Social Welfare program information sessions! Info sessions will provide:

  • Program Overview
  • Admissions Info
  • Faculty and Student Info
  • Q&As

Session Dates and Times

  • October 1, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • October 15, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • November 19, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • December 10, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm


For more information, contact PhD Program Chair, Dr. Jing Guo at For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, email at least 4 days prior to your preferred session.

PhD Info Session 2020 Flyer

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