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Doctor of Social Work

Develop advanced, real-world social work leadership skills and get ready for a management role with the online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program from Capella University. Designed to meet guidelines established by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), this program prepares you to take on the responsibilities of a leader, advanced practitioner, or educator in the field of social work.

Capstone: doctoral project

Finish your program with a culminating project. Focus on applied research to solve a real-world problem in your field.

Professional doctorate research seminar

Work on your capstone topic, methodology, application to theory, and project plan from the beginning of your program. Learn more

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced doctoral faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

Classes start September 13

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 14 Core courses
  • 2 Residencies
  • Capstone

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $45,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules apply. Books, supplies, and other fees apply. Connect with us for details.