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Prepare for Advanced Social Work Practice

Make an even bigger difference in the lives of others and keep expanding your skills to be an effective leader, researcher, advanced practitioner, or educator in the social work field.

At Capella, you’ll find an affordable, online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program to build on your Master of Social Work and help you achieve your highest professional goals, as you expand your abilities to help others.

Step into a Leadership Role

Strengthen your role as a social work leader by learning in a multidisciplinary environment. Our DSW program, designed around national doctoral social work education standards, focuses on leadership, advanced practitioner skills, and use of technology to develop solutions for today’s social issues.

Aligned to Deliver the Skills You Need to Succeed

Make a bigger impact with an online DSW program that is designed around national social-work education guidelines and professional standards. In one of few online DSW degree programs available, the curriculum emphasizes leadership, interagency collaboration, critical thinking, research skills, and the use of technology in your practice.

Take a Direct Path to Your Goals

Strengthen your role as a social work leader. Gain a multidisciplinary perspective and learn to collaborate within your own practice, as well as with other agencies and organizations. Learn alongside other social work and social service professionals, developing cross-functional skills you can apply to real-world situations.

Setting the Standard in Quality Online Education

Capella has led the way in developing high-quality, flexible education for working professionals. You’ll find challenging curriculum, engaged instructors, and in-person learning experiences to help you reach your career aspirations.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Notable Faculty

All of Capella's social work faculty members have a doctoral degree and are licensed social workers both in advanced generalist practice and clinical social work. Our instructors are proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have advanced levels of theoretical knowledge and real-world practice experience.

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