Doctor of Social Work
Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program at the FAU Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work. We are proud to be the first DSW program in the state of Florida and look forward to welcoming you here.
DSW Program Structure
Our DSW program is offered on our Boca Raton campus as a three-year cohort model with convenient late afternoon and evening courses, ideal for working professionals. All DSW students stay in lockstep with their admitted cohort for the duration of the three-year program, enabling them to thrive in a close-knit community of their peers. Kindly note that the doctoral program is not offered online.
DSW vs. Ph.D.
The DSW was once known as the precursor to the Social Work/Social Welfare Ph.D. in the 20th century. In the early 2000s, it re-emerged as a completely re-envisioned doctoral credential that is well suited for our modern age of evidence-based practice. The DSW course curriculum is intended to train scholarly clinicians for practice-oriented leadership so graduates of the program can assume positions of leadership in a myriad of roles and settings such as clinical practice, academia and administration.
Applying for Your DSW Degree
Cohorts are admitted each year in the Fall semester. The application deadline for the Fall 2020 cohort is February 1, 2020 for international students and May 1, 2020 for domestic applicants. All admitted DSW students will receive notice of their acceptance by June 1, 2020. View application requirements
How to Learn More
We invite you to contact our program coordinator Dr. Manny J. Gonzalez at email@example.com with any questions that you might have about the program. You can also contact Dr. Kelly Roy (Doctoral Program Graduate Advisor and Assistant Director of Advising Services) at 561-297-4532 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to receiving your application!
For more detailed information about our program, please see the following web pages:
Graduate Admission Advisement
For questions about admission into the DSW program, please contact Dr. Kelly Roy (Doctoral Program Graduate Advisor and Assistant Director of Advising Services) at 561-297-4532 (email: email@example.com).