Expand your career opportunities when you earn a Doctor of Social Work degree with a specialization in one of eight focus areas.
Next Start Date
Transfer CreditsUp to 20 credits
Admission ConsiderationsA master's degree or higher. At least two years of full-time or part-time post-MSW practice experiences within the past 5 years, to include agency-based social work practice, Resume – 2 years post-MSW practice experience within past five (5) years.
General Admission Requirements
Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.