behalf of our faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the School
of Psychology and Social Work at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Established
autumn 2017, this is the first and only school in the State of Qatar to offer a
Master’s Degree in both Social Work and Psychology. It is my profound honor to
serve as its first dean.
School was founded to advance the welfare of individuals and communities
through promoting social justice, alleviating societal problems, and understanding
and enhancing the well-being of individuals in Qatar, the region, and the Arab
faculty and staff hail from excellent and diverse backgrounds in scholarship,
teaching, and experience. They are committed to providing a world-class graduate
level education to a select student body, providing advanced theoretical and
practical knowledge and understanding in Psychology and Social Work, and
training them to become professionals, researchers and community leaders. The
School aims to provide students with strong research and practical skills that
will allow them to better understand human behavior, make scholarly
contributions to the field, and develop solutions to individual, societal, and
School offers two master’s programs, Psychology and Social Work. This year, students
admitted to the Psychology program are pursuing a specialization in Social Psychology
while students in the Social Work program are pursuing a specialization in Community
Development. In the following academic year (Fall 2018), two additional tracks
will also be offered to the incoming cohort: Clinical Psychology and Clinical
Social Work Practice.
are fortunate and proud to be part of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, the
aim of which is to foster the highest standards in graduate teaching and
research in the humanities, social sciences, public administration, development
economics, and behavioral sciences. The Doha Institute is wholly dedicated to
graduate studies, rendering it unique among institutes of higher education in
the Arab world.
look forward meeting you all in person, listening to your ideas, and working
together to move this School forward.
again, welcome and thank you for being part of our family.
Dean and Professor of Social Work