DSW Members Programs

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Department of Social Work

Pursue your passion for social justice through enhanced leadership and the transformative opportunity to explore and develop yourself as a scholar and practitioner. The Kutztown University Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program prepares academicians who are able to lead and leaders who are able to teach. In partnership with Millersville University, the DSW program is designed with the working professional in mind with a focus on preparing leaders and educators for career advancement in agencies, government, and higher education. 

Due to the online nature of the program and with three weekends per year of in-person residency (newly added hotel on campus), our program can accommodate students from across the country. Located in the Reading/Allentown area of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University is within drivable distance from across Pennsylvania, New York City/New Jersey areas, and the greater Philadelphia region. Our alumni are making a difference by teaching in higher education, leading national agencies, and designing evidence-based programming. Our accomplished faculty bring global perspectives and research expertise from a variety of fields to enable the serious-minded DSW student to carry out high-impact research, develop and enhance leadership qualities, and develop evidence-based programming in social work practice. Kutztown University welcomes capable, high-caliber applicants to join us. 

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Kutztown, Pennsylvania
  • Public
  • DSW Program
  • Partially Online, Partially In-Person
  • Part-time Enrollment Only
  • 8 Students
  • No
  • No
  • Yes, MSW required
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Disaster Response
  • Family Violence
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Rural Social Work
  • School Social Work
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Practice
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

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