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Clinical Doctorate of Social Work

Take your clinical career to the next level

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Credits

45
Complete in three years
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Online Student

Costs

$1,215
Per credit
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Mentoring & Enrichment Programs

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Live On-Line & Hybrid Classes

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The Wurzweiler Clinical DSW program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill base of experienced post MSW clinicians who are either in direct practice with a client base, supervisors or administrators of clinical programs. We are dedicated to preparing you to become scholarly evidence-based clinicians, leaders in social service agency settings, educators in clinical social work education.

Unlike PhD programs, which emphasize social work research and research skill development, our DSW offers a comprehensive format for advancement for those already practicing clinical social work. The program incorporates historical, contemporary and emerging clinical theories and therapy models for direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, families,groups and communities. The Clinical curriculum coursework and Grand Challenge project consists of evidence-based clinical practice, research, ethics, and educational pedagogies and practices in the area of clinical social work. As the field of social work is growing fast, there is no better time to earn this prestigious credential that is a stepping stone for leadership roles.

Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors are projected to grow at a rate of 19% through 2029.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: Two entry terms, part-time or full time.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, and help you develop a research agenda. 

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. A writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. 

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Wurzweiler's students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice. 

Full Program Breakdown

The Wurzweiler Clinical DSW program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill base of experienced post MSW clinicians who are either in direct practice with a client base, supervisors or administrators of clinical programs. We are dedicated to preparing you to become scholarly evidence-based clinicians, leaders in social service agency settings, educators in clinical social work education.

Unlike PhD programs, which emphasize social work research and research skill development, our DSW offers a comprehensive format for advancement for those already practicing clinical social work. The program incorporates historical, contemporary and emerging clinical theories and therapy models for direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, families,groups and communities. The Clinical curriculum coursework and Grand Challenge project consists of evidence-based clinical practice, research, ethics, and educational pedagogies and practices in the area of clinical social work. As the field of social work is growing fast, there is no better time to earn this prestigious credential that is a stepping stone for leadership roles.

Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors are projected to grow at a rate of 19% through 2029.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: Two entry terms, part-time or full time.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, and help you develop a research agenda. 

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. A writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. 

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Wurzweiler's students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice. 

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The Wurzweiler Clinical DSW program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill base of experienced post MSW clinicians who are either in direct practice with a client base, supervisors or administrators of clinical programs. We are dedicated to preparing you to become scholarly evidence-based clinicians, leaders in social service agency settings, educators in clinical social work education.

Unlike PhD programs, which emphasize social work research and research skill development, our DSW offers a comprehensive format for advancement for those already practicing clinical social work. The program incorporates historical, contemporary and emerging clinical theories and therapy models for direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, families,groups and communities. The Clinical curriculum coursework and Grand Challenge project consists of evidence-based clinical practice, research, ethics, and educational pedagogies and practices in the area of clinical social work. As the field of social work is growing fast, there is no better time to earn this prestigious credential that is a stepping stone for leadership roles.

Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors are projected to grow at a rate of 19% through 2029.

Flexibility: Two entry terms, part-time or full time.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, and help you develop a research agenda. 

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. A writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. 

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Wurzweiler's students come from diverse ethnic, religious, and generational backgrounds, and represent a broad spectrum of professional experience and levels of practice. 

At a Glance

 

45-credit program — complete part-time or full-­time in three years

Live-online and hybrid options — no on-campus requirement

No GRE required in our simplified application process and you are automatically considered for scholarships

Personal attention from faculty who are leaders in the field of social work 

 

Doctoral Studies at WSSW

At WSSW we offer both a PhD in Social Welfare and a Doctorate in Social Work. Which degree is right for you?

Admissions

Visit our admissions webpage. You will find information on: upcoming deadlines and webinars, application requirements, and admissions points of contact. 

  • A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience
  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from a CSWE accredited program or international equivalent
  • Applicants are required to have a valid licensure, certification, or registration valid in the state or country in which you are practicing.  Those applicants who do not hold a valid licensure may apply for a waiver
  • A personal statement
  • Official transcript where nine or more credits were earned
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation

Scholarships subject to availability.

Join an upcoming open house.
 

DSW Curriculum

Full-time roadmap
Part-time roadmap
 

For DSW program curriculum questions, please contact Sari Skolnik — schedule an appointment.

 

Prospective Students

Doctoral Studies at WSSW

At WSSW we offer both a PhD in Social Welfare and a Doctorate in Social Work. Which degree is right for you?

Admissions

Visit our admissions webpage. You will find information on: upcoming deadlines and webinars, application requirements, and admissions points of contact. 

  • A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience
  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from a CSWE accredited program or international equivalent
  • Applicants are required to have a valid licensure, certification, or registration valid in the state or country in which you are practicing.  Those applicants who do not hold a valid licensure may apply for a waiver
  • A personal statement
  • Official transcript where nine or more credits were earned
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation

Scholarships subject to availability.

Join an upcoming open house.
 

DSW Curriculum

Full-time roadmap
Part-time roadmap
 

For DSW program curriculum questions, please contact Sari Skolnik — schedule an appointment.

 

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