Loma Linda University

Graduate School Department of Social Work

Ph.D. in Social Policy and Social Research


24851 Circle Drive

Loma Linda, CA 92354

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D.-Social Policy and Social Research;M.S.W./Ph.D.-Social Policy and Social Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral program is designed to provide students with a unique, interdisciplinary core curriculum in social science, social ethics, and social policy.

Research preparation includes both quantitative and qualitative methods which encourage rigorous empirical analysis. Applied research skills are developed for program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and policy analysis. Information technology is emphasized through the use of software for statistics (SPSS), case management (Client Track), geographic information systems (GIS), research data bases (SQL), and the Internet.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999