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2023 Best Social Work Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

6 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
212 Doctor's Degrees
Social Work is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #42 most popular doctor's degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 6 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Social Work Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 212 doctor's degrees in social work to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Social Work School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Social Work Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region The social work doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to social work students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other social work students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for social work to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized social work related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for social work students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Social Work Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list to help you make the college decision.

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Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Social Work in the Far Western US Region

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for social work students seeking a a doctor's degree.

Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Doctorate in Social Work

193 Annual Graduates

University of Southern California is a wonderful choice for students interested in a doctor's degree in social work. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles.More information about a doctorate in social work from University of Southern California

5 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in social work. UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley.More information about a doctorate in social work from University of California - Berkeley

5 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in social work has to take a look at University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in social work from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

5 Annual Graduates

University of California - Los Angeles is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in social work. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in social work from University of California - Los Angeles

2 Annual Graduates

UH Manoa is a large public university located in the large city of Honolulu.More information about a doctorate in social work from University of Hawaii at Manoa

2 Annual Graduates

Portland State University is a very large public university located in the city of Portland.More information about a doctorate in social work from Portland State University

Related Programs

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Best Social Work Colleges by State

Explore the best social work colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 180 203
Washington 122 5
Oregon 107 2
Nevada 84 0
Hawaii 53 2

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Social Work is one of 5 different types of Public Administration & Social Service programs to choose from.

Social Work Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 212

Majors Similar to Social Work

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Policy 34
Public Administration 16
Human Services 1

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Army Medicine. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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