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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.

  • Learn about North American and international social work doctoral programs (in PDF)

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Nominations Open for GADE Awards to be Presented at CSWE

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GADE is now accepting nominations for the following awards:

Nominations are due no later than June 15, 2020 and awards will be presented at the Doctoral Connection Breakfast at the CSWE 66th Annual Program Meeting, Nov. 12-15, 2020 in Denver, CO.


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