Doctorate in Clinical Social Work

Estimated Costs for New Students Entering Fall 2020
Academic Year 2020-2021Academic Year 2021-2022 (estimated)Academic Year 2022-2023 (estimated)
(dissertation)
Tuition$38,160$39,686$2,264
Online Service Fee$816$848N/A
Total$38,976$40,534$2,264

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Tuition: $6,086 per course unit
General fee: $136 per course unit

DSW students in the third year and beyond register for SWRK 990 for dissertation supervision. Tuition is $1,048 per semester for the 2020-21 AY.

The University’s Trustees reserve the right at any time to amend the regulations concerning tuition, fees, and method of payment and to make such changes applicable to students currently enrolled in the University as well as to new students. Tuition refund information can be found here.

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Student Life, Alumni Stories

PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence Recognizes PhD Student

Alicia Chatterjee, PhD candidate and MSW graduate at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), recently won a Pennsylvania Society...

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Jennifer Prah Ruger Named Hastings Center Fellow

Two faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, Scott D. Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jennifer Prah Ruger of the School of Social Policy & Practice,...

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2021 Annual Guide: High Impact Giving in the Age of COVID

COVID-19 made 2020 a year like no other. Infections and hospitalizations continue to spike. The most effective, widely implemented tool...

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Faculty & Research, Student Life

School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has established the first ever SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program, geared towards...

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