Doctorate On Campus

Social Work

University of Tennessee Knoxville

24 months
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The College of Social Work offers the Doctor of Social Work degree (DSW). The College of Social Work DSW program is designed for MSSW/MSW graduates with significant clinical social work practice experience interested in earning an advanced clinical degree in social work. The Social Work program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.



At the completion of the DSW program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Integrate social work social and behavioral science with other disciplines as the basis for the highest level of evidence-based social work practice.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, advocacy, ethical principles, and scientific integrity in advanced social work practice.
  • Provide collaborative leadership in the development of social work evidence-based practice models and standards of care for diverse populations.
  • Generate client, system and outcomes research and analyze other evidence to guide improvements in practice.
  • Utilize information systems/technology to support and improve social work care and social and health care systems. 
The Social Work program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience for Clinical Practice 
  • Epi and Clinical EBP Methods 
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Advanced E BP for Addictions and Dual Diagnosis Treatment 
  • Clinical Research and Applied Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

      • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
      • A non-refundable application fee 
      • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
      • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
      • Departmental application
      • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

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    31798 USD/year
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    13380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
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