Our Doctor of Social Work curriculum is offered in a low-residency format—a hybrid of online courses and periodic on-campus Saturdays where you’ll engage in meaningful discussions and faculty-led experiences on campus and in the Louisville-area.
Program of study and course descriptions
During Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll progress through the same foundational classes as your cohort. In Year 3, your courses will be tailored to your track of study: Advanced Clinical Practice or Leadership and Administration. You’ll also take your written and oral qualifying exams. In Year 4, you’ll work alongside a faculty mentor to create a capstone project tailored to you interests and goals.
Advanced Clinical Practice Track
Leadership and Administration Track
Summer research and publication
There are no classes during the summertime. Therefore, you can engage in optional research and scholarship during this time. It’s a great opportunity to build your curriculum vitae with as few as four publications or scholarly presentations. You’ll work collaboratively with a team of peers alongside a faculty mentor. All research and writing can be completed online from your home locale.