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Social Work, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #407 (QS) , TN,
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.

About

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 
  • Clinical Management 
  • Trauma Focused Interventions 
  • Individual / Group Practice with Diverse Populations in Complex Systems 
  • DSW Capstone
  • Clinical Leadership 
  • Translational Research 
  • Emergent Intervention Methods for Complex Populations 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

      Admission 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

  • International

    31538 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31538 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13120 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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