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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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  • Why Ph.D or DSW?



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  • Annual Conference Registration
  • Syllabi


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