Become a Leader for Social Change
Tulane University’s School of Social Work has a century-long commitment of training social workers and empowering leaders to serve in diverse communities in New Orleans. In an effort to maximize the impact within Louisiana and beyond, Tulane established the online Doctorate in Social Work to help practitioners seeking a path toward leadership have the opportunity to continue their education and goal of creating a more equitable world. Students prepare for executive-level positions through a curriculum developed to foster the critical thinking skills that are necessary to design, evaluate and implement effective programs and policies. The DSW program is unique because students learn from faculty and peers who have firsthand knowledge of living and learning with the people and communities in the resilient city of New Orleans. While maintaining their current professional and personal responsibilities, students can continue to learn and study in a learning environment that is flexible, adaptable, and individually focused.
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DSW Online Degree Program Goals
The Tulane University School of Social Work’s online Doctorate in Social Work Program:
Tulane University’s School of Social Work has been a leader in the field for 100 years, and by enrolling in this program, aspiring social workers will learn the skills and tools required to bring positive change to communities across the world. Full-time: Can be completed in as few as seven semesters or 3 years
Required DSW Coursework
We invite prospective students to review the required coursework here.
Flexible Curriculum Schedules and Settings
Designed with working students in mind, the MSW program offers flexible part-time and full-time curriculum schedules for on-campus and online students. Prospective students can explore sample curriculum schedules here.
Every DSW student is also required to attend an immersion weekend in New Orleans. This integral part of the degree program allows students to meet with their classmates, peers, and faculty and experience the dynamic and vibrant city of New Orleans. The immersion experience and the rest of the curriculum are mutually supportive so that students can maximize their Tulane DSW experience, building a network of fellow social workers and people working for social justice to work with and learn from long past the date you receive your degree.