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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Do you have an MSW and want to take your career to the next level? Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program can help you gain advanced clinical skills in assessment and intervention for individuals, families, and communities. Explore the latest findings and practices in social work and learn how to change lives for the better by creating sustainable and relevant social welfare programs.

One of the few offered online, this doctoral program features an intensive six-day residency during which you’ll network with peers and advance your clinical capabilities. You’ll also participate in an action research project that allows you to put your knowledge and skills to work to address a real-world problem in your own agency or community.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 855.203.8964 to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contat you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the proper program that's right for you, then submit your application.

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  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Studies and Interventions
  • Social Work Administration
  • Policy Planning
  • Addictions and Social Work
  • Medical Social Work
  • Clinical Expertise

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