This course of study is tentative and subject to change. Our curriculum is taught in a primarily online hybrid format for maximum convenience for working professionals.

Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
1 Psychopathology in Advanced Clinical Social Work
[SOW 7129, 3 credits]

Theories and Epistemology of Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice
[SOW 7757, 3 credits]
Quantitative Research in Clinical Social Work
[SOW 7494, 4 credits]

Qualitative Research in Clinical Social Work
[SOW 7496, 3 credits]
Social Work Pedagogy
[SOW 7776, 3 credits]

Emerging Theories and Methods in Clinical Social Work Practice
[SOW 7698, 3 credits]

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practices with Individuals, Groups, & Families
[SOW 7369]

Clinical Social Work Supervision, and Administration
[SOW 7619, 3 credits]

Advanced Clinical Social Work Capstone:  Proposal Writing
[SOW 7498, 4 credits]
Interpersonal Neuroscience and Advanced Clinical Social Work
[SOW 7696, 3 credits]

7000 level course (TBD)

Advanced Clinical Social Work Capstone: Implementation
[SOW 7913]

Advanced Clinical Social Work Capstone: Defense & Dissemination
[SOW 7910, 3 credits]



Plan of Study and Courses: Capstone Project Requirement

The capstone project is an integral feature of the doctoral training experience—and it is aimed at preparing graduates of the program for empirically and theoretically-informed leadership roles in advanced clinical practice, clinical supervision, social work education, and practice-oriented research and evaluation. Capstones are projects that have tangible implications for social work practice and serve as an opportunity for the doctoral students to showcase their content expertise and technical skills. Students will have the opportunity to pick between three capstone options (research-focused, practice-focused, or education-focused), depending on their area of interest and career goals. Please note that while the research-focused capstone will most closely resemble a traditional thesis, all capstone projects will require research skills and application. Regardless of which option is selected, the Capstone timeline is the same for all students and extends across three courses: (1) Capstone Proposal, (2) Capstone Implementation, and (3) Capstone Dissemination.

Graduate Admission Advisement

For questions about admission into the DSW program, please contact Damon Davis (Doctoral Program Graduate Advisor) at or (561) 297-2316.