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