About the Program

Our 39-credit DSW program builds on the signature strengths of the school’s trauma-informed and human rights (TI-HR) perspective, and is aimed at experienced social workers with a desire to advance their professional practice. DSW students will have the opportunity to build knowledge and learn to more effectively incorporate these concepts into the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based treatments with vulnerable populations. As a part-time, fully online program that is accessible to students regardless of geographic location, the DSW capitalizes on the latest digital technologies to innovate social work education and practice.

The DSW program is intended for experienced social work practitioners with access to a client population. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership in the dissemination of advanced social work practice knowledge and skills, and contribute to bringing a TI-HR perspective into practice.  

The following highlight the three fundamental aspects that make our online DSW program unique:

  • Incorporates a trauma-informed and human rights perspective (TI-HR) to truly transform social work practice.
  • Utilizes implementation science strategies to translate research into best practices interventions and identify barriers and enablers of effective treatment.
  • Integrates state-of-the-art digital technologies to innovate social work education and practice, including developing a global professional collaborative network.

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