Doctor of Social Work
Leadership and Education
Pursue your passion for social justice through enhanced leadership, and the transformative opportunity to explore and develop yourself as a scholar and practitioner. The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program prepares academicians who are able to lead, and leaders who are able to teach. One of approximately 15 Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs in the country, the KU DSW program is one of the few that emphasizes leadership and education.
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. Social Work practitioners with a DSW will be prepared to take on the growing challenges confronting practitioners and in preparing future experts in the field.
Whether you live in Pennsylvania or anywhere beyond, residency accommodations are available as you learn with the best in your profession and prepare to continue to make a difference. Educating both bachelor and master's degree recipients, with expert faculty who bring global research and expertise to the classroom, the joint Kutztown University/Millersville University DSW program is the best choice to advance your social work career.
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For information on the admissions process, contact the Graduate Admissions Office 610-683-4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific program information, contact the Kutztown University Doctor of Social Work Program Director: Dr. Sharon Lyter at email@example.com.
Finding that passion that will drive your future work will make the dissertation process a journey of great excitement. The KU Social Work Program prepares you for leadership across the profession and provides multiple opportunities to explore your passion.Mindy McCormick, DSW 2021
Appreciated the collaborative cohort approach. My dissertation chair, Dr. Svistova was amazing. I felt there was a great balance between social work education and leadership.AMY DOWNES, LCSW, DSW 2020
As a graduate of the KU|MU DSW program, I am pleased to have more opportunities to engage in research with multidisciplinary teams to explore social determinants of health."Sandy Ramirez Sanchez, DSW 2018
Fall semester: May 1st
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