The Doctorate in Social Work Program at Tulane University School of Social Work prepares students for excellence in advanced clinical and community practice. The program develops scholars who create and disseminate knowledge on social work with diverse populations. Included are those populations most vulnerable to social injustice, discrimination, and poverty – conditions that deprive people of access to economic, social, and psychological resources. Graduates will be able to expand, integrate, and evaluate the existing professional knowledge base for effective social work practice. To accomplish this mission, the program is committed to an experiential approach that incorporates apprenticeship, mentoring, active learning, and immersion in a community of scholars. The post-MSW Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) in Advanced Practice program is for individuals interested in advancing their clinical knowledge and becoming leaders in social work practice. Advanced practitioners in social work are research-literate, reflective and professional leaders in their field. They are able to draw on a range of empirical, theoretical and professional sources of knowledge take the lead on social work policy, and practice innovations.