School of Social Work
204 S College Ave
College Place, WA 99324
D.S.W - Doctor of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
The Walla Walla University Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Doctor of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The program emphasis is on social work education and leadership with a mission to develop experienced social work practitioners into outstanding educators and leaders who engage in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge to invigorate social work practice and advance social justice.
DSW Learning Objectives include:
ADMISSION: Applicants must first meet the minimum expectations set forth in the Graduate Bulletin admissions requirement. Additionally, all applicants must meet the qualifications listed below.
Hold a Master’s degree in social work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or a CSWE recognized international program. Minimum of two years of excellent post-MSW direct practice experience. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in graduate education and 3.0 in undergraduate studies. Professional level skills in the use of technology and reliable internet access. An active license in clinical social work is preferred but not required.
Applications should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and leadership in social work.
DSW Students must complete 68 quarter credits, including 64 credits of core requirements, and 4 credits of electives. Classes are taught in real-time using videoconferencing, online asynchronous course work, and two week-long on-campus summer residencies. Students will engage in professional activities appropriate to doctoral-level candidates, including but not limited to critique, research committee work, research project defense, and collaboration with department faculty. No academic credit may be awarded for life or work experience.
Two TA (teaching assistant) positions are available to top candidates focused on teaching in higher education. These will provide tuition waivers and a stipend. TA's must reside on College Place, WA main campus, we may expand into online TAs in the future.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 68
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1074
Classification: Doctoral Granting
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999