About the Program

The first social work practice doctorate in the country, Penn’s Doctorate in Clinical Social Work Program (DSW) prepares MSW-level social workers for advanced clinical practice and university-level teaching.

Penn’s Clinical DSW offers these unique advantages:

  • Intensive, accelerated programming that enables students to satisfy all degree requirements in 3 years, without career disruption.
  • Cutting-edge courses that focus on the latest breakthroughs and techniques in clinical practice, clinical research and teaching, taught by renowned faculty and clinical experts.
  • A published dissertation that allows students to become content experts and contribute to the professional practice knowledge base.