Doctorate in Clinical Social Work
Enhancing Clinical Leadership Skills In
Academia | Supervision | Practice Theories
The DSW program in clinical social work prepares licensed social workers for leadership roles in academic and agency settings. Building on the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s recognized excellence and history in clinical training, the DSW program will enhance students’ clinical knowledge as it pertains to advances in theoretical and practice models, clinical research, and policies that directly impact practice.
This executive-style program structure allows students to work full-time while completing their degree. Students will take 19 courses or workshops for eight semesters over a three-year period, conveniently scheduled on Wednesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters, and Monday and Wednesday evenings during a compressed summer session. Elective courses may be taken in other NYU schools in addition to NYU Silver. All classes contain an online component. In lieu of a dissertation, the graduation portfolio requirement consists of writing two publishable papers under the direction of an adviser and committee, as well as presentation of your work at a professional conference.
“It is so exciting to have this space where you can explore your topic, and it is a privilege to be able to work with the faculty. What the program is doing is enabling me to propel my career.”
Jessica Chock-Goldman, DSW ’21
“I have had great experience, rigorous training, many excellent mentors, and have leadership and visionary development skills to share. Certainly, earning my DSW helped me ascend to my current post and will open doors to further opportunities.”
Lena Greene, DSW ’18
Deputy Director of NYC Human Resources Administration Office of Substance Use Policy, Planning, and Monitoring
Please email the DSW Program office for additional information.