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Welcome to GADE

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

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Thank You for Your Support

GADE would like to acknowledge the following schools for their generous donations of 2020 GADE Conference registration fees.

Adelphi University School of Social Work
Boston University
Catholic University of America, NCSSS
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
New York University
Rutgers University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Simmons College
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Connecticut
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Widener University



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