University of St. Thomas (MN)

The School of Social Work

Doctorate in Social Work - DSW

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctorate in Social Work - DSW

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas Doctorate in Social Work: Education as Practice Exceptional preparation for the practice of teaching Our DSW is designed to fill a gap in social work doctoral education as the first program of its kind to focus on preparing social work faculty specifically for university-level teaching and leadership in higher education. Strong social work practitioners with an MSW degree will gain the skills and credentials to teach and lead in the social work profession and become stewards of the discipline. The online delivery format makes this program accessible to working professionals from throughout the country. Graduates will be prepared to: • Engage in transformative teaching • Develop an identity as a scholar practitioner • Write for publication • Pursue social justice through leadership The St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work is a collaboration between two private, liberal arts universities, committed to student development through teaching excellence, community engagement, and mentoring relationships. Our 30 full-time faculty are recognized scholars, researchers and practitioners. About the DSW: • Three-year curriculum; 45 semester credits required • Online synchronous and asynchronous instruction • On-campus residency each summer in St. Paul, MN (2 weeks) • Banded dissertation and a teaching practicum • Cohort model for experienced social work practitioners and teachers Admission criteria: • MSW degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)* • Transcript evaluation and acceptable test scores for proof of English proficiency, as appropriate for international applicants • Minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience • Social work license eligibility • Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous graduate work • Three letters of recommendation • Writing sample • Personal statement

Accreditation:

This DSW program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

Transcript evaluation and acceptable test scores for proof of English proficiency, as appropriate for international applicants

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 45

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999