Basic Requirements

The DSW degree requires the completion of 12 credit units (CU’s) and the dissertation. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all courses applied to the degree.  Failure to maintain a 3.0 will result in dismissal from the program.

Core Courses

The core curriculum consists of five courses:

  • Clinical Social Work Theory I
  • Clinical Social Work Theory II
  • Foundations of Clinical Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Applied Statistics

Dissertation Seminars

In the first and third years, students complete a series of dissertation seminars that accompany their dissertation work. In the second year, students work individually with their dissertation advisors.

Course Modules

There are thirteen (13) modules and 4 (four) proseminars that cover topics related to the practice and teaching of clinical social work.

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