The University of Alabama based in Tuscaloosa, AL offers a fully funded PhD in social work. The PhD program prepares leaders in social work scholarship, research, and teaching. The curriculum addresses theory, research methods, and the critical evaluation of social work policies and practices. Students receive three years of funding, which includes tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. Some financial aid is also available from the School of Social Work, Financial aid commonly takes the form of graduate teaching, research assistantships, special grants, or fellowships.