Doctor of Social Work 

Thank you for your interest in our Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - the first in the state of Florida. Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for this program. 

DSW vs. Ph.D.

The DSW was once known as the precursor to the Social Work/Social Welfare Ph.D. in the 20th century.  In the early 2000s, it re-emerged as a completely re-envisioned doctoral credential that is well suited for our modern age of evidence-based practice.  The DSW course curriculum is intended to train scholarly clinicians for practice-oriented leadership so graduates of the program can assume positions of leadership in a myriad of roles and settings such as clinical practice, academia and administration.

DSW Candidates Portfolio 2022-23



Interim DSW Program Coordinator: Dr. Danielle Groton -

Doctoral Program Academic Advising: or (561) 297-2316

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