Application Procedures

Students are admitted into the Ph.D. Program only in the Fall semester. Applications for admission should be received at the School of Social Work by February 1. Applications submitted after that date are considered as space permits. Application folders are considered complete when all documents listed below have been received:
     1.      FIU Graduate Online Application (NOTE: do not use the reference form provided on graduate admissions application)
     3.      Application to the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare (.doc format)
     5.      Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
     6.      Personal statement (4-6 pages) (.doc format)
     8.      Two examples of scholarly written work
     9.      Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (foreign students only)

The GRE Scores (requested from Educational Testing Service and sent directly by ETS), official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (requested from issuing schools and sent directly by them), and TOEFL Scores, should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box 659004

Miami, Florida  33265-9004

The Application to the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare
, the Personal Statement, and the letters of recommendation (sent directly by the person writing the letter) must be sent to

Doctoral Admissions

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
University Park Campus, AHC5-143

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, Florida  33199
The application for financial aid should be sent to:

Financial Aid Office

Florida International University           

University Park Campus, PC 125

Miami, FL. 33199

 Additional information related to the admission's process can be obtained from:

Ms. Kelly Sydnor, PhD Program in Social Welfare,
School of Social Work, AHC5-143                   
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC)
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

For the status of your application, please contact Kelly Sydnor at (305) 348-5841 or at