Doctor of Social Work

The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program is open to applicants who hold a Master of Social Work degree and have two years of post-MSW practice experience. The Doctorate of Social Work program requires 48 credit hours and can be completed over three years, part-time. Required DSW degree coursework covers research, statistics, evaluation, management, and supervision. Electives are available that students can use to advance skills in clinical methods, teaching, or research methods. The mission of the Doctor of Social Work program is to prepare practitioner-scholars who can generate new social work knowledge and respond to increasingly complex clinical practice and social work practice environments. The Doctorate Social Work Program accepts applications in Fall semester only. Synchronous class meetings are required.