Social Work, D.S.W.

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For further information: SocialWorkGrad@southernct.edu

Application Deadline

Applications to the Doctor of Social Work program must be submitted by no later than March 15 for admission.

DOCTOR OF SOCIAL WORK (DSW) 

The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) is a professional doctorate that prepares master’s-level social workers for leadership in agency or academic settings.  DSW students enhance their practice through evaluation and translational research.  A self-designed externship of 180 hours expands students’ experience in one of the following areas of focus: 

ADMISSIONS

Successful applicants to the DSW program must meet the following minimal requirements:

APPLICATIONS

Applicants for the DSW program complete all admissions materials required by both the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Social Work Department.  All application materials must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by December 15 for admission in the following year.

PLAN OF STUDY

The DSW program is offered in a three-year, part-time format that allows students to pursue a doctorate while maintaining their employment.  The plan of study consists of two courses per semester (summer, fall, and spring) over three calendar years.  Following a five-day in-person residency that begins each summer term, all DSW courses are delivered online. 

PROGRAM SEQUENCE (48 credits)

It is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to review their plan of student and their progress toward completing requirements for graduation. 

 

Semester and Year

Course Title

Credits

Summer (Year 1)

SWK 800 – Evidence Informed Practice

SWK 803 - Historical and Contemporary Analysis of Social Policy

3                              

3

Fall (Year 1)

SWK 805 - Paradigms, Epistemology, and Heuristics in Social Work

SWK 820 - Emergent Models and Critical Issues in Clinical Social Work Practice

3                             

3

Spring (Year 1)

SWK 823 – Neuroscience and its Application for Social Work Practice with Couples and Families

SWK 821 - Therapeutic Relationships: Advanced Clinical Practice

3                                

 

3

Summer (Year 2)

SWK 822 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Advanced Clinical Practice

SWK 831 – Leadership and Management in Social Work

3                       

 3

Fall (Year 2)

SWK 806 -  Education for Social Work

SWK 804 - Clinical Social Work Supervision

3                  

3

Spring (Year 2)

SWK 802 - Program Evaluation

SWK 809 - Capstone 1a

3                               

2

Summer (Year 3)

SWK 833 – Technical Skills in Social Work Administration

SWK 809 - Capstone 1b

3                       

2

Fall (Year 3)

SWK 807- Externship I

SWK 810 - Capstone 2a

2                            

2

Spring (Year 3)

SWK 808 – Externship II

SWK 810 - Capstone 2b

2                            

2

Total

 

48