DSW Members Programs

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

College of Social Work

Our post-MSW/MSSW Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) in clinical practice program is for individuals interested in advancing their clinical knowledge and becoming leaders in clinical 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 and take the lead on social work policy and practice innovations.  The DSW differs from other social work doctorates in that it is a professional practice degree, designed to prepare students for advanced clinical practice and advanced practice leadership. Geared toward working professionals, the DSW is an intensive accelerated program that enables students to satisfy all degree requirements in three years, without career disruption.

University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
  • Knoxville, Tennesse
  • Public
  • DSW in Advanced Clinical Practice and Leadership
  • Partially Online, Partially In-Person
  • Full-time Enrollment Only
  • 12 Students or More
  • Yes
  • Yes, there is no cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW required
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Children & Families
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Mental Health
  • Social Work Practice

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