The DSW program is 42 hours and includes our Core Plus sequence. Courses in this sequence focus on advanced social work theory, practice, and program evaluation. After completing the core curriculum, students will select one of four concentrations: Administrative Leadership, Clinical Social Work, Social Work Education, or Military Behavioral Health.
The first summer orients students to the rigor and expectations of doctoral work and sets the stage for the core foundation courses applicable to all advanced social work practice. In the second year (third year for part-time students), students choose their concentration which allows a greater degree of specificity related to the professional practice. The concentration year (year two for full-time students and year three for part-time students) starts in the summer semester with the first course in the concentration, a colloquium, designed to orient students to the scholarship products that are essential to successfully completing the program. The final year of the DSW allows students to apply their knowledge and demonstrate skills through the assignments and expected outcomes of the courses. In contrast to the core foundation year, the concentration year outcome products are expected to be disseminated as scholarly products.
Summer I Virtual Residency
|SW 852: Intro to Doctoral Studies||SW 853: Contemporary Social Work Concepts|
|Fall 1||Spring 1|
|SW 855: Supervision, Ethics & Professional Practice||SW 860: Program Evaluation Methods|
|SW 856: The Science of Social Work||SW 864: Advanced Policy for Social Work Practice|
|SW 859: Statistics for Social Workers||SW 865: Foundational Theory|
Summer II Virtual Residency
|SW 893: Justice Informed Social Work Practice||SW 892: Colloquium I|
|Fall 2||Spring 2|
|Concentration Course 1||Concentration Course 3|
|Concentration Course 2||SW 894: Colloquium II|