Dear Prospective Student,
The School of Social Work at San Diego State University and the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego are now offering a Joint Doctoral Program Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use. This program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in substance use research with the knowledge and skills to advance evidence-based and applied substance use research, interventions, programs, and policies.
Our joint doctoral program opens up a world-wide, Ph.D opportunity for prospective students in the field of Substance Use. Prospective students must have a foundational background in research (e.g., prior courses in statistics and research methods and participation in research (e.g., co-author on peer-reviewed paper).
The focus of the Ph.D is on research and its application to substance use prevention, broadly defined as primary prevention and harm reduction; therefore, its curriculum stands out as unique within the field. Students will also be equipped to conduct research to include co-occurring disorders that often accompany substance use (e.g., Mental Health, HIV, Tuberculosis)
Generous program support for Students: On a competitive basis, the program includes tuition and four training scholarships (Teaching Associateship positions) per year ($20,000/year for up to 4 years).
This non-clinical research degree is the first of its kind in the nation. Graduates of this program will be well-equipped to take leadership positions in substance use and related fields and contribute to the advancement of policies aimed at reducing the burden of substance use among impacted communities.
We are now accepting applications.
Please contact us if you would like additional information about the program.http://socialwork.sdsu.edu/irsu/