Social Work, DSW
The Doctor of Social Work Program (DSW) at Delaware State University supports advanced generalist social work practitioners (with a minimum of three years post-MSW practice experience) in the areas of leadership, social work education, and research as they continue to develop expertise as agents of change within a racialized society.
The DSW program was developed to support five program-based student learning outcomes.
- Engage in systematic inquiry that adheres to scholarly conventions.
- Use and evaluate research-informed practice critically and at an advanced level.
- Develop and disseminate practice-relevant knowledge through a variety of channels, such as teaching, scholarship, professional presentations, mentoring, and administration.
- Demonstrate leadership in social work practice and education.
- Develop and maintain substantive expertise in one or more areas of social work practice.
What makes us the right choice?
- 8-week accelerated classes, 1 class per 8 week session
- In-person or (online) synchronous hybrid program
- Cohort model
- 3 Year Program
- Competitive tuition rates
- Social Work Education
- An earned Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
- DSU Graduate Studies admission application.
- Official transcript(s) of all academic work completed.
- Sample of Scholarly Work. Either submission of a previously submitted first authored published manuscript, unsubmitted/unpublished manuscript, OR an APA formatted 5-page topic paper relevant to social work with cited scholarly sources to support key points.
- Career Essay. The candidate must specifically explain how a DSW degree will support their future career goals. Specifications: 2 pages, APA style, grammatical error free.
- Resume/CV. A current professional resume or CV demonstrating 3 years of post-MSW experience and listing any published or submitted manuscripts and any professional presentations.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation (professional with one academic if available) via the online application process.