About the DSW Program

The Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) degree is designed for MSW practitioners seeking a doctoral-level practice-focused degree in Trauma-Informed Leadership and Practice. Graduates are prepared to be experts in trauma-informed clinical practice, program and organizational management, and to be producers/disseminators of practice-based knowledge for both the professional practice community and Schools of Social Work.

  • Immerse yourself in our gold-standard curriculum focused on trauma-informed leadership and practice.
  • Learn with faculty who conduct cutting-edge practice research, present internationally, and hold elected office.
  • Be ready to be treated as a human and not a number with caring, student-centered professors and advisors.
  • Participate in peer mentoring, our annual doctoral symposium, our writing collective, and our virtual coffee hour.
  • Prepare for your future as a doctoral level, scholar-practitioner who will transform workplaces and shape practice