Doctoral Program (DSW)
For many years, the Rutgers School of Social Work has offered a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (Ph.D.) for individuals who are interested in careers in research, higher education and other non-clinical settings. Now, for the first time, the Rutgers School of Social Work will offer a practice-focused, post-MSW doctorate in clinical social work (DSW) for individuals interested in advancing their clinical knowledge. The DSW prepares graduates for leadership in clinical and behavioral health fields serving youth and adults. Applicants must have a master’s degree in social work and a current license in clinical social work.
Innovative Curriculum and Format:
- Cohorts of 15 students will progress through the program in concurrent classes and graduate in 3 years.- The intensive weekend, once-monthly residency requirement (fall, spring, and summer semesters) will offer students the flexibility to remain in full time, uninterrupted employment.
- To assure maximum program and topical flexibility, courses will be delivered through interconnected modules.
- Classes will be conducted in downtown New Brunswick, a short walk from New Brunswick, NJ train station.
- Faculty will be drawn from the Rutgers School of Social Work and from among a distinguished group of regional and national practitioners.
- Graduates will develop a portfolio of scholarship-for-practice (not a traditional research-based dissertation): writing and publishing clinical case studies, reading and critically examining academic and research literatures, and developing collaborative research projects.
Classes will start in late summer 2012.
Dr. Jerry Floersch, Ph.D., LCSW, program director, and Dr. Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW, lead instructor, will provide leadership.
For more information contact, Dr. Floersch at firstname.lastname@example.org.