Course Sequence
SOCIALWORK@SIMMONS

The online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program consists of 48 credits and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time program can be completed in as few as 23 months, and the part-time program can be completed in as few as 32 months. Your course sequence will be determined by your faculty mentor. Please note that not all courses are offered each term.

Select from the options below to view a sample course schedule by term:

To learn more about each course, visit our Course Descriptions page.

Full-Time

Term 1

SWO-701 Transformation, Inspiration, and Inclusion: Social Work Leadership for the Future

SWO-702 The Inner Life of the Adult Learner: Introduction to Theory and Practice

SWO-703 Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice

Term 2

SWO-708 The Fundamentals of Inclusive Course Design and Effective Instruction

SWO-704 Deconstruction and Development of Clinical Social Work Knowledge and Practice

SWO-705 Power, Passion, & Social Change

Term 3

SWO-707 The Research-Informed Practitioner

SWO-706 Theories to Advance Practice

SWO-709 Strategies for Decolonized Clinical Supervision and Management

Term 4

SWO-710 Complex Learning Environments

SWO-711 Complex/Diverse Populations

SWO-712 Interdisciplinary Social Work

Term 5

SWO-713 Adaptive Leadership: Implementing Leadership Through a Social Justice Lens

SWO-714 Integrative Seminar

Term 6

SWO-715 Capstone

Part-Time

Term 1

SWO-701 Transformation, Inspiration, and Inclusion: Social Work Leadership for the Future

SWO-703 Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice

Term 2

SWO-704 Deconstruction and Development of Clinical Social Work Knowledge and Practice

SWO-705 Power, Passion, & Social Change

Term 3

SWO-707 The Research-Informed Practitioner

SWO-706 Theories to Advance Practice

Term 4

SWO-711 Complex/Diverse Populations

SWO-709 Strategies for Decolonized Clinical Supervision and Management

Term 5

SWO-713 Adaptive Leadership: Implementing Leadership Through a Social Justice Lens

SWO-702 The Inner Life of the Adult Learner: Introduction to Theory and Practice

Term 6

SWO-708 The Fundamentals of Inclusive Course Design and Effective Instruction

SWO-712 Interdisciplinary Social Work

Term 7

SWO-710 Complex Learning Environments

SWO-714 Integrative Seminar

Term 8

SWO-715 Capstone