DSW Members Programs

Florida Atlantic University

College of Social Work and Criminal Justice

The Doctor of Social Work degree (DSW) was once known as the precursor to the Social Work/Social Welfare Ph.D. in the 20th century. In the early 2000s, it re-emerged as a completely re-envisioned doctoral credential that is well suited for our modern age of evidence-based practice. The DSW course curriculum is intended to train scholarly clinicians for practice-oriented leadership so graduates of the program can assume positions of leadership in a myriad of roles and settings such as advanced clinical practice, academia and administration.Our DSW program is offered at Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus as a three-year cohort model with convenient late afternoon and evening courses, ideal for working professionals. All DSW students stay in lockstep with their admitted cohort for the duration of the three-year program, enabling them to thrive in a close-knit community of their peers. Kindly note that the doctoral program is not offered online.

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  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Public
  • DSW Program
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 9-11 Students
  • No
  • Yes, there is a cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW required
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Work Practice

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