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 toward the degree. Failure to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA 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

Beginning in the first year, students complete a series of dissertation seminars and tutorials that accompany their dissertation work.

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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