Doctor of Social Work

Doctor of Social Work

The Doctor of Social Work or PhD in Social Work or PhD in Social Policy and Social Work is a higher academic degree for social workers who wish to further their careers. The PhD candidate gains experience at doctoral level in education, training in advanced practice, teaching, supervision, research and/or policy analysis and development. The Doctor of Social Work degree or DSW is usually advanced clinical practice or research with emphasis on some specialized fields. The DSW degree also allows current practitioners to gain specific knowledge or receive more specialized training in an area of practice. The curricula of the courses differ from country to country and from university to university. It can be a professional degree where the PhD candidate is interested in being a more qualified social worker or a research degree (probably the most common) in which s/he is probably more interested in research settings in social work practice, education, research and development. The degree typically leads to academic teaching and research or to more leadership roles in practice and policy developments at a local or international level.


Some of the Universities that provide PhD programs in social work









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