DSW Members Programs

University of Kansas

School of Social Welfare

The fully online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) at the University of Kansas gives current social workers the opportunity to further advance their skills with coursework of practice at the leadership or management level. Students will build a framework of leadership best practices, develop a deep understanding of research implementation, and take away critical learning theories to use in the social work classroom. The program's first cohort of students starts in fall 2023.

An emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides context for the classes and serves as a central component of course content. The program is centered on developing leadership and administrative skills, while simultaneously preparing graduates capable of engaging with communities and translating the research base of the profession in order to help agencies to understand and implement the best practices found in the social work and social science literature.

University of Kansas
University of Kansas
  • Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Public
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • Online Only
  • Full-Time, Part-Time
  • 25
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes, MSW Required
  • No

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Children & Families
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Family Violence
  • Health
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Policy & Social Change Strategies
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Racial & Social Justice
  • Rural Social Work
  • Substance Abuse

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