Apply differential theoretical approaches to practice, and demonstrate the ability to recognize and respect other perspectives.
Use leadership skills to effectively advocate for and advance ethical
social work policy and practice.
Integrate the ethical use of technology into clinical and policy
Evaluate policy, programs, practice, and the use of technology at the
micro, mezzo, and macro level in social work.
Advocate for social justice and policy change for the betterment of
humanity and the global community.
Communicate professionally and effectively with diverse individuals
and groups through written, verbal, and electronic formats.
Capella’s DSW is designed around national doctoral social work
Focus on valued leadership skills, preparing you to serve as an advanced practitioner and leader in the field of social work.
The expertise, diversity, and real-world experience of our doctoral
faculty can guide you in your practice and career.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if
there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.
The DSW curriculum focuses on applying critical thinking, leadership,
and advanced practice, as well as pairing theoretical knowledge with
practical experience. You’ll combine online coursework with an action
research study or program evaluation.
Allows you to work extensively on your capstone topic, methodology, application to current theory, and overall project plan from the beginning of your program.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|SWK8015||Advanced Social Work Practice: Theoretical Perspectives|
|SWK8025||Leadership and Management in Complex Social Systems|
|SWK8035||Advanced Social Work Policy and Practice|
|SWK8045||Clinical Theories of Social Work Practice 1|
|SWK8075||Advanced Social Work Practitioner as a Leader of Social Change|
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
You’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor early in your program to
help you move toward completion of your capstone project.
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An overview of similarities, differences, and collaborative opportunities in these related fields.
Tips on how to keep your industry knowledge up-to-date while getting a DSW.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
Doctor of Social Work degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.