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DSW Admissions

The Rutgers DSW Program transforms social work clinicians into scholars by challenging students to contextualize their practice using theories and research drawn from multiple disciplines. Because multidisciplinary knowledge and social justice intertwine at the heart of social work scholarship, we challenge students to grow beyond loyalties to one modality or perspective. The DSW builds on seasoned clinicians’ practice experience by cultivating their ability to present, publish, and create multimedia projects (MMPs) to disseminate their practice-relevant scholarship. The successful student tolerates ambiguity, engages with scholarly critique, thinks critically and creatively about clinical practice, and shares their insights in a professional manner.

Applicants should hold a MSW and have a minimum of two years of post-MSW experience.  For application information, click here.

For further information about the DSW program or to be added to our prospective students’ mailing list, email us at or call 848-932-8481 for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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