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Curriculum

DSW Program Curriculum Overview

The DSW Program curriculum consists of 19 courses scheduled in the fall, spring, and summer semesters over a three year period. Students have the opportunity to begin working on their graduation portfolio early in the program through course assignments and advisement guidance. The curriculum foundation is established in the first year, with internships occurring in year two, and the culmination of portfolio development in year three. Students have the opportunity to present their portfolio in a professional forum during the capstone course. Courses are held on the Washington Square Campus on alternate Fridays, except for a compressed summer session and elective courses taken in other NYU schools. Select classes may contain an online component. The course schedule is as follows: 

Year I

Fall Credits
Philosophies of Knowledge and Mind   3
Social Theories and their Relationship to Clinical Practice 3
  Total Credits: 6
   
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice Research: Past and Present 3
Contemporary Theories of Clinical Practice I 3
  Total Credits: 6
   
Summer Credits
Contemporary Theories of Clinical Practice II 3
Clinical Social Work and Social Policy: Past and Present 3
  Total Credits: 6

Year II

Fall   Credits

Implementing Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed  Practices   

3

Contemporary Understandings of Human Development and Well-Being

3

Publications Development Workshop I 3
  Total Credits: 9
   
Spring Credits
Theories of Social Justice 3
Publications Development Workshop II 3
Elective I 3
  Total Credits: 9
   
Summer Credits
Trauma-Informed Treatment/Treatment of the Addictions 3
Elective II 3
  Total Credits: 6

Year III

Fall   Credits
Teaching Clinical Practice or Supervision/Field Education 3
Teaching or Field-Based Learning Internships 3
Publications Development Workshop III 3
  Total Credits: 9
   
Spring Credits
Elective III 3
Capstone Course 2.5
  Total Credits: 5.5