Doctor of Social Work / Clinical Practice & Leadership
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Program Details

Become a Doctor of Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice and Leadership through The University of Tennessee-Knoxville online.  This intensive, accelerated program is designed for the working professional, often students returning to school with years of experience as LCSWs.  Studies may cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Management

Courses are available in synchronous and asynchronous models, providing professional practice in a flexible format so as to not interfere with careers.  Studies focus on evidence-based practice, clinical leadership, clinical science, and applied research.  There will be a one week on-campus focused study where students may meet their professors, peers, and develop professional networks.  Engage in providing services to at-risk populations in a variety of settings through intensive, hands-on work through this online DSW program.


  • Hold a Master’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Two years of post-MSSW/MSW clinical practice experience
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or vita
  • Professional statement
  • Writing sample
  • GRE 
  • Three references
  • International applicants also submit TOEFL scores, a completed International Form, and a completed Financial Statement

Students must attend an annual week of on campus residency each summer devoted to intensive study and skills practice.

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges