About the Program

Our 39-credit DSW program is aimed at experienced social workers with a desire to advance their professional practice and address research-to-practice gaps through the application of implementation science. DSW students will learn to effectively integrate evidence into the practice setting to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our program incorporates the signature strengths of the school’s trauma-informed and human rights (TI-HR) perspective into the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based treatments with vulnerable populations.

As a part-time, fully online program, the DSW capitalizes on the latest digital technologies to innovate social work education and practice. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership in the implementation and dissemination of advanced social work practice and contribute to advancing equity and bringing a TI-HR perspective into practice.  

Based on coursework and knowledge gained within the program, students implement a Capstone Project in their agency with a target population.

Three fundamental aspects make our online DSW program unique:

  • Utilizes implementation science to translate research into best practice interventions and identify strategies to address barriers to effective service delivery and program uptake. This is applicable at all levels of social work practice, and in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
  • Incorporates a trauma-informed and human rights perspective (TI-HR) to truly transform social work practice.
  • Integrates state-of-the-art digital technologies to innovate social work education and practice, including the use of virtual reality and developing a global professional collaborative network.

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