DSW – Social Work
Capella University

Program Details

Lead programs in your community and serve as a mentor to others with this online DSW from Capella. This program follows the Council on Social Work Education guidelines and is a great way to grow your skills and prepare for management, educator and director roles. You’ll add more value to your career and your earnings. This online DSW involves on-site residencies and a capstone project, with underlying curriculum that includes:

  • Leadership and Management in Complex Social Systems
  • Advanced Social Work Policy and Practice
  • Clinical Theories of Social Work Practice 1
  • Advanced Social Work Practitioner as a Leader of Social Change

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • This program requires two four-day residencies.